Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Acanthus (Acanthaceae) family.
The flowers are 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide and have 2 stamens, 2 lateral petal lobes, 2 upper lobes that are fused together, and a keeled bottom lobe. There is a yellow spot with purple streaks on the upper petal lobe. The leaves are green, simple, opposite, and lance-shaped.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Right side of main road at top of drop into canyon.
Notes: Also seen on uphill side of Sabino Canyon's Bluff Trail near its midpoint. Saguaro National Park East, Loma Alta Trail 4/15/17
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