Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. 11/14/15.
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Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Cottsia (fmr Janusia) gracilis.
Barbados Cherry (Malpighiaceae) family.
The flowers are up to 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) wide and have 5 wrinkled, spoon-shaped petals. The flowers are followed by 3-winged, usually reddish, hairy seedpods. The leaves are green, hairy, opposite, and narrowly lanceolate in shape. The slender, hairy stems twine through other plants.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: By Phoneline trail 1/4th mile from start.
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