Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Borage (Boraginaceae) family.
Habit: Plant short-glandular-strigose and short-nonglandular-hairy, nonglandular hairs spreading or not. Stem: generally erect, 5-20 cm, simple or forked. Leaf: sessile, 6-20 mm, linear to spoon-shaped. Inflorescence: pedicels 1-2 mm, slender. Flower: calyx lobes 4-10 mm, linear to spoon-shaped, glandular; corolla 3-8 mm, cylindric to bell-shaped, white to +- blue, limb 2-4 mm diam, lobes 1-2 mm, 1-1.5 mm wide, basal tube 0; stamens 2-4 mm, attached 0.5-1.2 mm above corolla base, filament wider just above attachment; styles 2, 1-3 mm. Fruit: 2-6 mm. Seed: 0.5-0.7 mm, irregularly oblong to ovoid, brown, cross-ridged, with depressions. Ecology: Granite or limestone slopes, ridges; Elevation: 1900-2200 m.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Top of Ski Valley
Location: In front of porch pad of storage shed.
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