Latin name: Ziziphus parryi Torrey var. parryi
Pronunciation: ZIZ-i-fus PARE-ee-eye
Common name: Lotebush
Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn)
Habitat: Uncommon in chaparral and semi-desert areas like Mission Creek Preserve, Whitewater Canyon and Cactus Springs Trail in the Santa Rosa Mts, South Coast, San Bernardino Mts, Peninsular Range, Mojave Desert and west edge of Sonora Desert
Blooming period: February to April
Name derivations: 1) Ziziphus 2) parryi