Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Sunflower (Asteraceae) family.
A low shrub that grows on bouldered slopes and along washes, often in the shade of trees. Trixis is greek for three-fold refering to 3-lobed lip of the flower. The flower heads contain about a dozen yellow flowers, each of which is two-lipped. The flower heads are rayless, 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) wide, and surrounded by green, leaf-like bracts. The flowers are followed by seed heads with straw-colored bristles. The leaves often have curled-under margins and are dark green, alternate to whorled, lanceolate in shape, and up to 2 inches (5 cm) long.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Beside road to Bear Canyon
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