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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