from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A shrub, Helietta parvifolia, belonging to the rue family, with opposite 3-foliate leaves and panicles of small purplish-white flowers.


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  • Near the Sierra Madre Oriental, the scrub becomes a strict combination of Agave victoria-reginae with lechuguilla, guapilla (Hechtia glomerata), barreta (Helietta parviflora), sotol (Dasylirion sp.) and a well-developed herbaceous stratum composed of gramineae, leguminosae and cacti.

    Chihuahuan desert


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