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Hairy Bowlesia

Bowlesia incana


Photo by Michael Plagens

This photo was taken in Phoenix at Lookout Mountain March 2005. A full resolution image is hosted at Wikimedia.

SPRING ANNUAL : Low growing annual lacks showy flowers.

LEAVES Verdant leaves are distinctively, palmately toothed. This member of the carrot family has leaves that mostly lack terpenes and so are weakly scented.

RANGE : Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mohave Deserts of Arizona, Sonora, California. Common on rocky slopes especially where there are partially shaded microclimates.

FLOWERS: Flowers are borne singly or in small clusters very close to the stem. Green and very small appearing early to mid spring.

Apiaceae -- Carrot Family

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