Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Borage (Boraginaceae) Family.
The stems are curved like the scroll of a violin. The flowers are small, tubular, atop coiled terminal flower spikes, and have 5 rounded lobes, usually red-orange marks in the throat, and a hairy, green, 5-lobed calyx. The flowers are followed by irregularly shaped nutlets with a rough, bumpy surface. The leaves are simple, green, bristly, alternate, linear, narrowly lanceolate, or oblong in shape, and largest at the base of the plant. The stems are upright and covered in bristly hairs. The bristly hairs on stems and leaves are characteristic of Borage family.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Bear Canyon Trail 0.3 mi from Visitor Center
Notes: Sabino Canyon. Bluff Trail. 3/8/16
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