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Rhatany

 

the name of several plant species of the genus Krameria of the family Krameriaceae (once included in the family Leguminosae). The plants include shrubs and perennial herbs with alternate entire or trifoliate leaves. The flowers, which are solitary or in racemes, are red or purple. There are approximately 25 species, distributed in subtropical North America and in South America as far south as Argentina and Chile.

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The objective of this study was to quantify leafing, flowering, and fruiting phenologies of all seven Mojave Desert species--Shockley's goldenhead (Acamptopappus shockleyi), white bursage (Ambrosia dumosa), shadscale (Atriplex confertifolia), Nevada ephedra (Ephedra nevadensis), winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata), range ratany (Krameria erecta), and creosote bush (Larrea tri-dentata), occurring in the nest area compared to the adjacent non-nest area in Las Vegas Valley.
Other woody taxa that were present in the nest area included Shockley's goldenhead, shadscale, Nevada ephedra, winterfat, and range ratany.
Range ratany balanced its late growth with an initial leafing approximately 4-7 weeks later than all other shrub species (Table 2).
Flowering of range ratany and creosote bush was considerably later than the other five shrub species (Table 3).