Purshia stansburiana

A common shrub in the Four Corners region. Distinguished from Purshia tridentata by the greater number of carpels and, consequently, fruits per flower. Purshia stansburiana has >3 carpels whereas Purshia tridentata typically has only 1.

A flower at Negro Bill Canyon, near Moab, 6/16/06.

Immature fruits at Negro Bill Canyon, 6/16/06. There are 5 on this flower, though some are partially hidden behind others.

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