Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Thurber's Desert Honeysuckle.
Acanthus (Acanthaceae) Family.
The flowers are tubular, 2 inches (5 cm) long, and have 4 curling lobes, 2 stamens, and a long, white pistil. The flowers bloom sporadically throughout the warm part of the year. The leaves are green, short-stemmed, lanceolate to elliptical in shape, and either opposite each other or in clusters on the stiff, woody stems.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Near creek at southern boundary.
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