Sabino Canyon by Sabino Creek above dam. 11/23/15.
Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Nightshade (Solanaceae) family.
The flowers are mainly nocturnal and open late in the day and then close sometime the following morning. The showy flowers are tubular, up to 8 inches (20 cm) long, 6 inches (15 cm) or more wide, and have a puberulent (fuzzy) corolla and 5 very long, narrow lobe tips. The flowers are followed by round, up to 2 inch (5 cm) wide, spiny, velvety, drooping seed capsules that contain tan seeds. The leaves are grayish green, ovate, velvety, and may have a few, large teeth and rippled margins. The usually purplish stems are covered with fuzzy, downcurved hairs.
Location: Trailside below campground.
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