Sabino Canyon in wash crossing trail to Bear Canyon. 11/17/15.
Fruit. Stacked images 11/17/15
Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Krameria (Krameriaceae) family.
The flowers have 5 petal-like, oval, magenta sepals and 5 tiny petals. The sepals are cupped forward and the distinctive bottom sepal is cupped and curled upwards. There are 3 upper petals and 2 lateral, glandular petals. The nutlike fruits are rounded and covered in fuzzy, white hair and reddish spines that are lined with tiny barbs. The leaves are small, green, hairy, alternate, and linear in shape. The stems are branched and sprawling at the base. The plants are partial root parasites of nearby plants.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Beside south trail 1/8 mile from Visitor Center.
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