Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Varied Coral Bells.
Saxifrage (Saxifragaceae) family.
Herbs acaulescent or subcaulescent; caudex branched. Flowering stems (6-)10-32(-50) cm, short stipitate-glandular. Leaves: petiole glabrous or short to long stipitate-glandular; blade suborbiculate or broadly ovate, shallowly 3-7-lobed, 0.6-4.5 cm, base cordate or truncate, lobes rounded, margins dentate, apex acute or acuminate, surfaces glabrous or long stipitate-glandular on veins abaxially, glabrous or short stipitate-glandular adaxially. Inflorescences dense, diffuse in fruit, (often secund). Flowers: hypanthium slightly bilaterally symmetric, free 0.5-2 mm, longer on adaxial side, pink to rose, narrowly campanulate with obconic base, becoming urceolate, 3-6.5 mm, short stipitate-glandular proximally, long stipitate-glandular distally; sepals erect, often green- or red-tipped, equal or unequal (longer on abaxial side of hypanthium), 1-3.3 mm, apex obtuse or rounded; petals spreading, pink, linear or narrowly oblanceolate, (clawed, ± equal), unlobed, 2-3(-6) mm (equaling or longer than sepals, rarely shorter), margins entire; stamens exserted 0.8-3 mm; styles exserted 0.5-2 mm, 1.5-2.5 mm, to 0.1 mm diam. Capsules urceolate, 3-6 mm; beaks divergent, papillose or not. Seeds dark brown, fusiform, 0.5-0.9 mm. Flowering Apr-Sep. Cracks and ledges in shaded rocky cliffs and outcrops; 900-3700 m.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: On rock cliff beside road
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