Little Desert Trumpet

Eriogonum trichopes

Eriogonum trichopes photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed near Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona. March 2016. This represents just one flower cluster of about 5 mm in diameter while the larger inflorescence presents several dozen such clusters.

LEAVES: The ovate leaves are clustered close to ground level.

ANNUAL: Depending on conditions annual may live up to a year or perhaps longer. The flowering stems are usually not swollen and hollow.

FLOWERS: Very small, bright yellow flowers are arrayed in small clusters at the tips of a slender many-branched stem.

FRUIT: Very small, single seeded fruits are three-sided like other buckwheats.

RANGE: Widely distributed in the Sonoran Desert.


Polygonaceae -- Buckwheat Family

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