Common Name:Jojoba Family: Simmondsia ceaeor Jojoba Family Duration: Perennial
Size:Up to 6 feet or so, usually much less. Growth Form: Shrub; plants with multiple erect stiff branches; Leaves: Green, bluish-green, dull green; evergreen-like; sub-sessile; opposite; thick leathery; margins simple; leaf shape variable oblong-ovate Flower Color: Yellowish; flowers on short peduncled; flowers unisexual, male and female flowers on separate plants, fruit an ovoid leathery capsule, looks like an acorn. Flowering Season: December to July Comments: Used for sores, as a cathartic, as a coffee like beverage, the nuts were made into cakes, eaten fresh, and made into a nut butter. It is an attractive plant that needs little water once established. Jojoba is readily browsed by deer.