Nama demissum

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Nama demissum
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Nama demissum, Nevada desert
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Nama
Species: N. demissum
Binomial name
Nama demissum

Nama demissum is an annual flowering plant. It is known by the common name purplemat, or purple mat.


Purple mat, Nama demissum, grows in the American desert southwest, such as the Mojave Desert, and parts of Mexico on dry sandy or gravelly flats from 2000' to 5500' in creosote bush scrub.[1]


Nama demissum grows to three inches high in a small patch of hairy glandular herbage. The flowers range from pinkish to purple. It blooms from February to May.[2]


  • Nama demissum var. covillei Brand—Coville's purplemat
  • Nama demissum var. demissum Gray—purple mat, purplemat


  1. ^ CalFlora. Nama demissum A. Gray var. demissum
  2. ^ Purple Mat. Pima Community College.

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