Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Santa Catalina Indian Paintbrush.
Broomrape (Orobanchaceae) family.
The floral tubes are beak-like, mostly yellow or greenish in color, enclosed by hairy, red or orange, entire (unlobed and untoothed), lance-shaped, petal-like floral bracts, and well-exserted from the much shorter bracts. The flowers are followed by egg-shaped seed capsules. The leaves are green, sessile, alternate, hairy above and below, thin and lax (not rigid), spreading to semi-reflexed on the stems, all simple (undivided), all entire, and linear-lanceolate in shape. The stems are erect, much-branched, and covered with long, straight, stiff, unmatted hairs. The plants are partial root parasites of nearby plants.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: Wash at Chihuahua Pines Picnic Area.
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