COMMON NAME: Desert Holly
FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Stem simple below, erect; branches many, spreading to ascending
Leaves petioled; blade 12–45 mm, widely ovate to round, thick, irregularly and sharply dentate
Pistillate inflorescences sometimes terminal; bracts in fruit short-stalked, 6–20 mm, free, round to ± reniform, entire to ± crenate
Seed ± 2 mm
Ecology: Slopes, washes, scrub
Elevation: < 1500 m.
Bioregional distribution: se Peninsular Ranges, East of Sierra Nevada, Desert
Distribution outside California: to sw Utah, Arizona, n Mexico
Flowering time: Jan–Apr
Horticultural information: DFCLT.