Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Pea (Fabaceae) family.
The small flowers are spiraled around short, hairy flower spikes. The individual flowers are pea-like and 1/4 inch (6 mm) long. The flower petals are edged in deeper colors and fade to white near the base. The top banner petal has a cream or yellow banner spot that turns magenta-red with age. The leaves are green, covered in dense, woolly hair, and palmately compound with 5 to 9 round-tipped leaflets.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Sandy path between bus turn-around and dam
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