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Photographed in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona. May 2, 2004
Photographed along the Gila River near Goodyear, Maricopa Co., Arizona. December 2006.
ANNUAL : Robust weed of disturbed ground. Plants may grow to
several meters in diameter and take a nearly spherical shape.
Eventually the dried plant breaks loose from its root system to be tumbled
along by the wind - dispersing its seeds along the way.
Chenopodaceae -- Goosefoot Family
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