Larrea tridentata

Creosote Bush

A member of the Zygophyllaceae, the Caltrop Family

Habit and habitat.

Along Essex Road near entrance sign, at elevation ca. 2175 feet.
Blind Hills in near background, Providence Mountains on left horizon.

Larrea is the most abundant shrub of the Mojave Desert lowlands.

4 May 2008.

Photograph copyright © Lee Dittmann.



Detail of fruit and leaves.

Same location as prior image.

4 May 2008.

Photograph copyright © Lee Dittmann.



Habit and habitat.

Along Kelbaker Road, elevation ca. 2900 feet.
Providence Mountains in background.

8 January 2005.

Photograph copyright © Lee Dittmann.



Foliage and branching habit, with fuzzy fruit.

Same vicinity as prior image.

8 January 2005.

Photograph copyright © Lee Dittmann.



Flowering branches.

Along Essex Road near Black Canyon Road.

18 April 2005.

Photograph copyright © Gena Zolotar, used with permission.



Juvenile shrub, pen for scale.

On bank of ditch next to Essex Road.

8 January 2005.

Photograph copyright © Lee Dittmann.



Detail from prior image.

8 January 2005.

Photograph copyright © Lee Dittmann.



This page last revised 31 August 2008.

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