Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Yellow Nightshade Ground Cherry.
Nightshade (Solanaceae) family.
This is a perennial herb or subshrub producing a ridged, angular, branching stem taking a clumped, matted, or erect form. The yellow flowers growing from the leaf axils are widely bell-shaped, vaguely five-lobed, and around 2 centimeters wide. The star-shaped calyx of sepals at the base of the flower enlarges as the fruit develops, becoming an inflated, angled lanternlike structure about 2 centimeters long which contains the berry. Leaf: The fleshy oval leaves are 1-3 cm long and have smooth, wavy, or bluntly toothed edges. The herbage is glandular and coated in short hairs.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Bear Canyon Trail .25 mile from Visitor Center.
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