|Scientific Name||Fallugia paradoxa||USDA PLANTS Symbol||FAPA|
|Common Name||Apache Plume||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||25167|
|Description||Habitat: Dry rocky slopes, open woods, canyon bottoms.
Plant: Shrub 2 to 6 ft. tall; slender multiple branches, bark grayish-whitish, peeling.
Leaves: Dark green; hairy above, silvery below deeply pinnately-lobed, 3 to 7 narrow lobes 1/4 to 1/2-inch long.
Inflorescence: Saucer-shaped flowers with 5 large white petals up to 1 inch long; five smaller sepals; many yellowish stamens and pistils.
Bloom Period: April to October.
Fruit: Small fruit attached to long, reddish styles with feathery plumage.
References: American Southwest and Jepson eflora.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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