Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Nightshade (Solanaceae) Family.
The showy flowers are nocturnal and open around sundown. The flowers are tubular, up to 6 1/3 inches (16 cm) long, held erect (not drooping), and have a glabrous corolla with short lobe tips and a distinctive purple-streaked throat. The flowers are followed by spiny, drooping, minutely hairy, rounded fruits that contain black seeds. The fruit is initially green, but it dries to a brown color. The leaves are green, alternate, broadly oval-shaped, and coarsely toothed.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Bear Canyon Trail .4mi from Visitor Center.
8/12/21 Same location. Many specimens after abundant monsoon rains
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