Photographed on Vulture Peak, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA. March 2008. The American 10c coin is for scale.
ANNUAL: Annual that appears in early spring after good winter rains. Grows
outward with stems laying on soil to maybe 40 cm
Some flowers are white rather than red-pink. Mesquite Wash, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA. 02 Feb. 2020.
Montiacaceae -- (reclassified from Portulacaceae) Purslane Family
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Michael J. Plagens, page created 14 April 2008,
updated 7 Feb. 2020.