Larrea tridentata

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Scientific Name Larrea tridentata USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Creosote Bush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop) SEINet Reference
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Description Perennial shrub usually 3 to 5 feet tall, gray-brown branches; shiny, green, thickened leaves split into 2 leaflets joined at the base; yellow flowers up to 1 inch wide with 5 twisted petals; green seed capsules are round and lobed, with white hairs. Widespread in southwest US; extremely long-lived, potentially living for hundreds or even thousands of years. Descr. excerpt from Texas Status

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