Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of W.L. Wagner, USDA PLANTS Database, Smithsonian Institution.

Apache plume

Scientific name
Fallugia paradoxa
Plant Family
This desert woodland shrub has white four-petaled flowers, with white, feathery-looking styles that are especially showy after the petals fall away.
Identification Hints

This desert woodland shrub has white four-petaled flowers, with white, feathery-looking styles that are especially showy after the petals fall away.

Did You Know?

Apache plume is primarily found in the Southwestern US. It tends to grow in a bushy form and has dark green leaves. The feathery styles are attached to the small seeds, achenes. When ripe, the styles are caught by the wind, spreading the seeds.

States
AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT