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Little Leaved Rhatany, Pima Rhatany, Littleleaf Rhatany
Subspecies | Variants:
February, March, April, May, Blooms in autumn if sufficient summer rain
Height | Length:
1 - 3 ft.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Pollinator or food source for:
Parasite/Hemiparasite, Attracts native bees
medicinal, textile dye
Chihuahuan, Mojave, Sonoran
Little Leaved Rhatany produces floral oil instead of nectar for its pollinators. Bees in the genus Centris collect the oil as food for their larvae.
Krameria erecta has bright pink flowers with green, curving stamens. Fruit (not shown) is furry and covered in red spines. Stoddard Valley, CA | May 2016
Krameria erecta is a small, densely branched shrub with tiny greyish linear leaves. Stoddard Valley, CA | Aug 2014