Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Pea (Fabaceae) family.
The flowers are in small clusters at the branch tips. The individual flowers have 5 golden yellow, cupped petals, 10 stamens, and a single pistil. The flowers are followed by long, narrow, dark brown bean pods. The leaves are pinnately compound with 2 to 3 pairs of small, oval-shaped, dark green leaflets. The branches are woody and dark gray-brown in color. The bright golden yellow flowers strongly contrast against the dark leaves and branches.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: Pullout 1 mile up Catalina Highway.
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