Mojave Cottonthorn

Common Names:
Mojave Cottonthorn
Scientific name:
Tetradymia stenolepis
Elevation range:
1,800 - 5,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
June, July, August, September, October, November
Height | Length:
1 - 4 ft.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Shrub
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Mojave

Mojave Cottonthorn 2

Mojave Cottonthorn in the desert

Tetradymia comosa is a thorny shrub with gray leaves and stems. Flowers (not shown) are yellow with white woolly phyllaries. Pipes Canyon, CA | March 2016