Capparaceae – Caper Family

Plants in the tropical to arid temperate Caper Family (Capparaceae) are annual and perennial herbs, subshrubs, shrubs, and trees with unpleasant, strong-smelling foliage, alternate, usually palmately compound leaves with 3 to 7 leaflets, flowers with 4 petals, 4 sepals, 6 or more stamens, and a superior ovary, and fruit usually in the form of a capsule.

Listed below are some of the southeastern Arizona plants in this family.