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Crossosoma bigelovii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Crossosomataceae
Scientific name  Crossosoma bigelovii
Rank  Species
Order  Crossosomatales
Genus  Crossosoma
Higher classification  Crossosoma
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Similar  Crossosoma, Crossosomataceae, Adenophyllum porophylloides, Chaenactis carphoclinia, Bahiopsis parishii

Crossosoma bigelovii, known by the common name ragged rockflower, is one of only a few species in the flowering plant family Crossosomataceae.

It is native to the Mojave, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran Deserts of North America. It has been reported from the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Baja California, Chihuahua, and Sonora.


Ragged rockflower is occasionally used as an ornamental plant in habitat gardens and natural landscaping. It can be grown from seed in well-drained soil for a desert butterfly garden. It is a difficult plant for the average homeowner to grow, as over-watering will kill it.


Crossosoma bigelovii Wikipedia

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