Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) family.
The up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide flowers are densely packed on tall, upright, stout flower stalks and have 5 oval-shaped, yellow lobes and 5 stamens with orange anthers and white-bearded or yellow-bearded anther filaments. The flowers are followed by ovoid seed capsules. The leaves decrease in size up the stem and are pale grayish green, wavy, covered in soft, dense, velvety hairs, in a basal rosette below, alternate on the flowering stem, and oblanceolate-oblong in shape. The plants are only a basal rosette of leaves for their first year and then bloom during their second year. The plants sometimes have deformed flower stalks that become weirdly cockscomb-shaped or clumped as they develop.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: At parking area at Sunset Trail trailhead.
Notes: Prison Camp beside road just beyond first gate 8/9/19.
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