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White Ratany (Krameria grayi)
Shrub to 3'. Branches gray. Stems are spineless but taper to a sharp point.
Leaves are inconspicuous, simple, smooth-edged to lobed, grayish-green,
haired to 1/2" long. Flowers bloom April - Oct. and are violet, with
5 petals. Fruit is fuzzy greenish-white ball with barbed spines. White
Ratany has barbs only on the tips of fruit spines whereas Range
Ratany (K. erecta) has barbs along entire fruit spine. Krameriaceae