Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Anemopsis californica (Nuttall) Hooker & Arnott
Yerba mansa is the only representative of the Saururaceae in the Gila Wilderness. This
perennial herb prefers moist habitats and has inconspicuous individual flowers that are arranged in a dense
spike. The floral bracts are white to cream colored. The leaves are broad and relatively thick.
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Anemopsis californica, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangas, July 8, 2007
Anemopsis californica, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangas, May 13, 2008
Anemopsis californica, photo Russ Kleinman & Carey Anne Lafferty, Burro Mtns., Mangas, April 26, 2009
Anemopsis californica, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris & Denise Friedrick, Burro Mtns., Mangas, June 7, 2009
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