Photo of Anemopsis californica at the Phoenix waste water recovery site
known as Tres Rios.
HERB : A perenial herb restricted to damp places near ponds and cienegas.
LEAVES: Broadly elyptic, rather large leaves mostly from a basal
roseate; leaf top surface is waxy. .
RANGE : Wet places, including those with rather salty or alkaline soils.
Frequently planted as part of wastewater recovery operations near urban areas
such as Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona in the Sonoran Desert. Widely planted for
its medicinal value as well.
FLOWERS: Many small white flowers arranged in a spike above a group of
radially arranged bright white bracts.
FRUIT: Small, fleshy capsules. UNARMED.
Sauricaceae -- Lizardtail Family
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