Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Menodora scabra Gray
Menodora laevisWooton & Standley
Menodora scabra Gray var. laevis (Wooton & Standley) Steyermark
Menodora scabra Gray var. ramosissima Steyermark
Menodora scoparia Engelmann
Menodora scabra is a perennial herb with bright yellow flowers with five petals and two stamens.
The leaves are alternate and oblanceolate-- wider nearer to the tip that the base. The stamens are
exserted. Menodora scabra is found in town, possibly also on dry hillsides.
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Menodora scabra, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, June 22, 2008
Menodora scabra, detail of flower, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, June 22, 2008
Menodora scabra, closeup of flower (note 2 stamens), photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, July 1, 2009
Menodora scabra, closeup of fruit (circumscissile capsule), photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, July 1, 2009
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