Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Spiderwort (Commelinaceae) family.
The flowers have 3 petals of equal size, bearded stamen filaments, green to red-tinged, glandular-hairy, 4 to 6 mm long sepals, no spathe, a glandular-hairy, 0.8 to 1 cm long pedicel, and glandular-hairy flower buds. The flowers are followed by tiny seed capsules. The leaves are grasslike and alternate. The leaf sheaths wrap the stems. The leaf blades are green and linear-lanceolate in shape. The stems are slender, green to reddish, sparsely branched, erect to ascending, and covered in short, slightly rough hairs or rarely almost hairless. The plants are relatively sparse and slender.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: On rock cliff beside Sunset Trail above Dayflower plant.
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