Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Borage (Boraginaceae) family.
The flowers are tiny, tubular, and have 5 rounded lobes. The leaves are green, simple, in a basal rosette below, alternate above, and have reddish margins and reddish underside midribs. The red color is due to a red-staining dye that is also present in the reddish lower stems and roots. Crushing the foliage will leave bright magenta-red stains on your hand. Both the leaves and the slender, upright stems are covered in stiff hairs.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Bear Canyon Trail just before Burro Wash 0.3mi from Visitor Center.
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