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Sticky Fagonbush
Fagonia pachyacantha
  
About Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Fagonia pachyacantha is a species of flowering plant in the caltrop family known by the common name sticky fagonbush. It is native to the Sonoran Desert of Northwest Mexico in Sonora and the Lower Colorado River Valley area at the California and Arizona border. Fagonia pachyacantha is a spreading perennial herb not more than 1 metre (3. 3 ft) in height with very glandular stems and foliage. Each leaf is divided into three flat, green leaflets and there are straight, pointed, spine-like stipules at the base of each set. Fagonia pachyacantha is a spreading perennial herb not more than 1 metre (3. 3 ft) in height with very glandular stems and foliage. Each leaf is divided into three flat, green leaflets and there are straight, pointed, spine-like stipules at the base of each set. Flowers, each about 1. 5 centimeters wide, appear in the axils of the sparse leaves. The flower has five purplish pink petals with bases narrowed to thin claws. The fruit is a rounded capsule about half a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Purple

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.9" - 11.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.28" - 1.58", Coldest Month: 46.9" - 62.7", Hottest Month: 78.8" - 89.0", Humidity: 3.40" - 39.95", Elevation: -204" - 2656"


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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