Psorothamnus schottii

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Psorothamnus schottii
Psorothamnus schottii (joedecruyenaere) 002.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Psorothamnus
Species: P. schottii
Binomial name
Psorothamnus schottii
(Torr.) Barneby

Dalea schottii

Psorothamnus schottii is a species of flowering plant in the legume family known by the common name Schott's dalea.[1] It is native to the Sonoran Deserts of northern Mexico and adjacent sections of Arizona and the Colorado Desert in California.


Psorothamnus schottii is a shrub approaching two meters in maximum height. Its highly branching stems are green to woolly gray-green and glandular. The gland-pitted linear leaves are up to 3 centimeters long and not divided into leaflets.

The inflorescence is an open raceme of up to 15 flowers. Each flower has a deep purple blue pealike corolla up to a centimeter long in a glandular tubular calyx of sepals with pointed lobes. The fruit is a legume pod coated in glands and containing one seed.


  1. ^ "Psorothamnus schottii". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 

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