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Annual Toothleaf (Stillingia spinulosa)
Perennial Forbs Around Las Vegas, Vegetation Around Las Vegas
Annual Stillingia (Stillingia spinulosa)

General: Annual Toothleaf (Stillingia spinulosa) is an annual or perennial forb that grows in sandy places and has sharply toothed leaves. The plant is stiff, the flowers are small and yellowish, and the fruits are typical three-lobed spurge fruits.

Annual Toothleaf is an uncommon component of vegetation communities on sandy and gravelly soils in Creosote habitats. Around Las Vegas, look for this species along the Colorado River and south into California.

 

Family: Spurge (Euphorbiaceae).

Annual Stillingia (Stillingia spinulosa)

Plant Form: Upright.

Height: To about 10 inches.

Stems:

Leaves: Elliptic to ovate, margin sharply toothed.

Flowers: Blooms during spring. Inflorescence: spike. Flowers: yellowish.

Seeds: Fruit: capsule.

Annual Stillingia (Stillingia spinulosa)

Habitat: Sandy soils.

Elevation: To about 3,000 feet.

Distribution: Nevada, California, and Arizona.

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Annual Stillingia (Stillingia spinulosa) Annual Stillingia (Stillingia spinulosa)
Leaves stay on the plant for some time after they die

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