Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Acanthus Family)

The Acanthus family are perennial woody plants. The leaves are opposite and the flowers have only one plane through which symmetry can be established (zygomorphic). This family is poorly represented in the Gila Wilderness.

Anisacanthus thurberi (Desert Honeysuckle)
Carlowrightia linearifolia (Carlowrightia)
*Elytraria imbricata (Purple Scalystem)

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