Zeltnera (Centaurium) calycosa

Zeltnera Centaurium calycosum image © by Michael Plagens

Photo taken at Mesquite Wash, about 60 km east of Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona.

FLOWERS: Bright pink-magenta star-shaped flowers with 5 or 6 petals. Blooming mostly late spring/early summer.

PERENNIAL HERB: Grows in wet soil at rivers, creeks and springs.

LEAVES: Lance shaped and somewhat grass-like.

STEMS: 20 to 40 cm tall.

RANGE: Rare in the Sonoran Desert: restricted to wet soil such as cienegas

Gentianaceae -- Gentian Family

More Information:

Sonoran Desert Field Guide
Sonoran Desert Places
Sonoran Desert Naturalist Home Page

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 5 Oct. 2005,
updated 16 March 2019.