Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Mint (Lamiaceae) family.
PLANT: annual; hairs non glandular. Stems 4-45 cm tall. LEAVES: petioles 10-35 mm long; blades 5-18 mm long, 5-20 mm wide, mostly triangular-ovate, rarely longer than wide; bases mostly cordate; margins coarsely and irregularly crenate or serrate, rarely lobed. INFLORESCENCE: bracts ascending to horizontal, sessile or the lowest with a short petiole, 6-30 mm long, 8-40 mm wide, reniform to broadly ovate, the base truncate to somewhat clasping, the margin shallowly lobed and coarsely and irregularly crenate. FLOWERS: calyx 4-7 mm long, pilose; corolla red purple, 10-20 mm long, the hood with red purple trichomes dorsally, the lower lip white with red purple margin and spots with middle lobe contracted near base. NUTLETS: ca. 2 mm long, shiny brown with white patches. 350-2150 m (1100-7000 ft); Feb-May.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: Arizona Trail 1/4 mile beyond end of campground road.
Notes: Sabino Canyon Creek Trail 200 feet above dam 4/4/17
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