Longspur Seablush Flowers Longspur Seablush Flowers Longspur Seablush Stem Longspur Seablush Leaves Longspur Seablush Plant


Wildflowers of Southern Arizona


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Longspur Seablush.
Plectritis ciliosa.
Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae) Family.

An annual herb growing erect to a maximum height between 50 and 80 centimeters. The widely spaced, paired and oppositely arranged leaves are oval or somewhat oblong, smooth-edged, and up to 3 centimeters long by 1 wide. The upper ones lack petioles. The inflorescence is a dense headlike cluster of flowers in shades of bright to pale pink with two darker pink dots on the lower lip. Each flower has a long, slender spur extending downward from the front of the corolla.


Santa Catalina Mountains
Prison Camp
Location: Arizona Trail 1/4 mile beyond end of campground road.
4/16/16



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