Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Purslane (Portulacaceae) family.
The flowers are up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) across and have 5 fan-shaped, notch-tipped petals with dark red-orange at their base. The flowers open in the morning and close by midday. The flowers are followed by lidded seed capsules. The leaves are green, fleshy, succulent, and terete (cylindrical in shape but slightly tapering at both ends and circular in cross section). The stems are succulent, hairy only at the leaf nodes and inflorescences, and erect or ascending (never trailing). The roots are thickened and tuberous.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.
Location: On main road at end of bridge 2 miles from Visitor Center.
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