Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Unicorn-plant (Martyniaceae) family.
The flowers are broadly tubular, 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide, glandular-hairy, and have 5 rounded lobes and a bright yellow nectar guide. The top 2 flower lobes often have magenta blotches. The flowers are followed by long, green, hairy, tapering fruits with a single curved "horn" that splits in half when dry to form 2 long, sharp, wooden "claws". The leaves are green, hairy, sticky, entire to shallowly lobed, and rounded, triangular-ovate, or heart-shaped. The stems are plump, hairy, green to tan in color, and erect or spreading.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Location: At end of campground road at trailhead.
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