Scientific Name: Crossosoma bigelovii
Common Name: Ragged Rockflower
Growth Habit: Shrub
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert. It grows on rocky slopes in the mountain foothills.
Flower Color: White to tinged purplish
Flowering Season: Winter (late), Spring
Height: To 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, but usually less
Description: The flowers have 5 narrow, white petals, 5 rounded, cupped, greenish sepals, and various numbers of yellow-green pistils. The leaves are dull bluish-green, oval-shaped, and clustered on the woody stems.
Fragrant – The flowers are sweetly fragrant and perfume the air near the plants.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Crossosomataceae – Crossosoma family
Genus: Crossosoma Nutt. – rockflower
Species: Crossosoma bigelovii S. Watson – ragged rockflower
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