birdandhike.com logo
Home | Vegetation | Plant Species | Perennial Forbs
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)
Perennial Forbs Around Las Vegas, Vegetation Around Las Vegas
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)

General: Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha) is a wispy little perennial forb or subshrub that has leaves divided into leaflets of three, an angular branching pattern, and grooved stems. The flowers are purple and have five petals. Leaves have long stipular spines.

Sticky Fagonbush is an uncommon component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained sandy and gravelly soils on desert flats and lower bajadas in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats) life zones.

Around Las Vegas, look for Sticky Fagonbush south of town in California and Arizona.

Family: Caltrop (Zygophyllaceae)

Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha) Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha) Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha) Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha) Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)
Angular branching pattern; grooved stems
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)
Long stipular spines
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)
Stipular spines
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)
Developing fruit
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha) Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha)
Sticky Fagonbush (Fagonia pachyacantha) more to come ...

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
copyright; Last updated 101116

All Perennial Forbs Plant Species Index Glossary Copyright, Conditions, Disclaimer Home

 

Google Ads