Scientific Name: Jacquemontia pringlei
Common Name: Pringle's Clustervine
Growth Habit: Shrub, Vine
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert. Pringle's Clustervine grows on rocky slopes and in the mountain foothills. It is especially common in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Flower Color: Pale lavender, White
Flowering Season: Spring (late), Summer, Fall (early). It mainly blooms after the summer monsoon rains.
Height: Under 3 feet (91 cm) tall as a shrub, but climbing to 5 feet (1.5 m) tall as a vine
Description: The flowers are in loose clusters of 1 or more. The individual flowers have a funnel-shaped, morning glory-like corolla and 5 green, leafy, egg-shaped sepals. Some of the flowers have a magenta throat. The leaves are up to 2 inches (5 cm) wide, green, stellate-hairy, alternate, and oval to heart-shaped. The stems are usually fuzzy (rarely hairless) and woody at the base. The plants are either low, compact, mounding shrubs or rambling vines climbing through other plants.
The other Jacquemontia species found here, Midnightblue Clustervine (Jacquemontia agrestis), has blue flowers with lanceolate sepals.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Convolvulaceae – Morning-glory family
Genus: Jacquemontia Choisy – clustervine
Species: Jacquemontia pringlei A. Gray – Pringle's clustervine
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