KOFA Mountains, La Paz Co., Arizona. 23 Jan 2005.
FLOWERS: White flowers are accented by reddish stems and buds. Inflorescence commonly nodding. Four petals + eight stamens. January to April depending on rain.
ANNUAL : A relatively large late winter and spring annual with stems, buds and drying flowers infused with red.
LEAVES: Leaves are elliptic and vary considerably in size according to the availability of sunshine, water, and subspecies. Usu. with rosette of leaves clustered at base.
RANGE: Fairly common on desert flats and near washes of western Sonoran Desert appearing only in response to good winter-spring rains.
This and related subspecies range into the Mojave and Great Basin Deserts.
FRUIT: Cylindrical capsules positioned below the sepals and petals, i.e. inferior ovary.
Onagracaceae -- Evening Primrose Family