Photographed in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in August 2007. This photo is also hosted at Wikimedia. Enlarged views of flowers at upper left.
FLOWERS: Four to ten small flowers are grouped together in a head-like
cluster presenting a sphere of scarlet. Like the other spiderlings the inflorescence branches repeatedly creating an intricate web of stems.
By late summer the caterpillars of the of the White-lined Sphinx are often found on this and related plants.
Nyctaginaceae -- Four O'Clock Family
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Michael J. Plagens, page created 15 Aug. 2007,
updated 18 Nov. 2018.