White Rhatany

Common Names:
White Rhatany
Scientific name:
Krameria bicolor
Elevation range:
0 - 5,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
April, May
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Shrub
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Mojave, Sonoran

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White Rhatany in the desert

Krameria bicolor flowers are made up of 4 petals, 2 upper and 2 winglike. Both are bright pink. Buds curve upward and fruit (not shown) is an orb with reddish spikes. Joshua Tree National Park | April 2015

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White Rhatany in the desert

Krameria bicolor is a shrub with many branches of stiff, woody stems in a white-green color. Herbage is covered with soft hairs. Flowers are generally sparse on the plant. Anza Borrego March 2016