Fallugia paradoxa

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Scientific Name Fallugia paradoxa USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Apache Plume ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet Reference
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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 dissected into 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.
Fruit: Small fruit attached to long, reddish styles with feathery plumage.
References: Descr. adapted from www.americansouthwest.net and Jepson eflora.
Texas Status

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