Pholisma Species, Sandfood

Pholisma sonorae

Family: Ehretiaceae
Genus: Pholisma
Species: sonorae

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Parasites and Hemiparasites

Water Requirements:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

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Foliage Color:

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Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bicolor

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
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neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 25, 2019, Kell from (Zone 9b) wrote:

Per Jan Emming of Destination:Forever Ranch and Gardens, a 40 acre desert botanical garden/sustainable living homestead, AZ.:
"This secretive parasitic plant occupies sand dunes in a small area of the Lower Colorado River portion of the Sonoran Desert near Yuma AZ, parts of SE California, and NW Sonora, Mexico. These are not cacti despite the superficial similarity. They are part of a small group of parasitic desert plants. Most of the plant is underground and it attaches appendages to the root systems of other shrubs. Pholisma sonorae is a pretty rare species, and they do not appear every year either, remaining dormant in dry ones (in a region that is naturally already extremely dry.) They are leafless and do not have chlorophyll, relying mainly upon their hosts for nutrients. The ... read more

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