Mystery Plant from New Mexico

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Wed Aug 15 12:47:16 EST 2001


Does anyone recognize the plant pictured and described at
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/tfplab/mysteryplant.html  ?  I
collected it near Las Cruces New Mexico on July 11, 2001.  

At the time, I thought it was sterile and distinct enough vegetatively
to identify, so didn't collect additional material to keep fresh to
key from.

Looking at it closely today, though, I note it does have fruit and
tiny, perfect flowers.

I'm sure it's common as dirt and twice as obvious, but identification
eludes me.

Monique Reed
Texas A&M University




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