Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Mint (Lamiaceae) family.
Plant: annual herb; 25-70 cm tall; stems usually branching from base or sometimes within the inflorescence Leaves: lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 25-70 mm long, 4-15 mm wide, puberulent, the margins serrate to nearly entire, the petioles 4-20 mm long. INFLORESCENCE: interrupted spikes of 3-6 verticils; bracts reflexed with somewhat ciliate margins Flowers: calyx 8-10 mm long, the orifice bearded, the teeth aristate and 3-5 mm long; corolla 8-12 mm long, white (rarely purplish) Fruit: NUTLETS ovoid, smooth to somewhat reticulate Misc: Oak woodland, chaparral, ponderosa pine, pinyon-juniper.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: Shoulder of road to Marshall Gulch Trail just below gated entry.
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