Sabino Canyon on Esperero Trail 3/29/17
Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Desert Mariposa Lily.
Lily (Liliaceae) family.
Plants usually bulbose; bulb coat, when present, membranous. Stems usually not branching but sometimes twisted, 1-2(-5) dm. Leaves: blade linear-attenuate; basal withering, 1-2 dm; blade channeled, glaucous. Inflorescences subumbellate, 1-6-flowered; bracts 2-4 cm, bases dilated. Flowers erect; perianth open, campanulate, each member often with brown-purple blotch near base; sepals ovate, 2-3 cm, apex acute; petals orange to red or ± yellow, cuneate to obovate, 3-5 cm, with a few slightly enlarged hairs near gland; glands round, depressed, surrounded by conspicuously fringed membrane, densely covered with unbranched or cleft hairs; filaments 4-5 mm; anthers purplish, lanceolate, 5-8 mm. Capsules erect, longitudinally striped, lanceoloid-linear, angled, 4-6 cm, apex acuminate. Seeds flat.
Catalina State Park
Location: Adjacent to stairs at half-way point of loop trail
Notes: Esperero Trail 0.3 mile from Tram Road 3/29/17
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