Photo of Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) in Palm Canyon, California, taken March 2005 by Stan Shebs. This image is hosted at Wikipedia.
This mature fruit of jojoba was found along Camp Creek, Maricopa Co., Arizona in August 2008.
A medium to large sized shrub, occasionally pushing
3 meters in height and diameter. The stems are stiff and intricately
branched with brown or gray bark. Jojoba regrows readily from the root stock
after fire and so does well in fire-adapted chaparral habitats.
Simmondsiaceae -- Jojoba Family
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