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Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
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Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)

General: Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) is a perennial forb that can grow as a basal rosette for several years, then put up a flower stalk, bloom, and die. The leaves are lanceolate with wavy margins and a white stripe along the edge of the leaves. The flower stalk has a few leaves, but makes a big star-burst (open panicle) of 4-petaled flowers.

Desert Frasera is an uncommon component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained calcarious soils (soils from limestone) on bajadas into the lower mountains in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) life zone.

Around Las Vegas, look for Desert Frasera on limestone soils at Red Rock Canyon NCA and at lower elevations on Mt. Charleston.

Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae), Swertia albomarginata

Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata) Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Rosario Mine (Basin and Range National Monument)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Lovell Canyon, Spring Mountains NRA
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Logan Townsite (Basin and Range National Monument)
Desert Frasera (Frasera albomarginata)
Logan Townsite (Basin and Range National Monument)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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