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Sonoran Desert Amaranths

Summer mat-forming annuals mostly of irrigated land. Flowers of Sonoran Desert species mostly small.

Horse Purslane

Trianthema portulacastrum

 

 

Photo by Mike Plagens

This photo is hosted at Wikimedia where there are additional images of showy Aizoaceae. Summer annual growing as a weed in agricultural or urban settings and occasionally within desert washes in the Sonoran Desert. Small pink flowers. Forms mats close to ground. Detailed Description

 

 

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