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Scrophulariaceae >>> Mimulus pilosus
Mesquite Wash, Maricopa Co., Arizona. May 10, 2008. A higher resolution
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ANNUAL: Spring annual mostly less than 30 cm
tall; generally growing erect.
LEAVES: Leaves are lanceolate and like the stems and sepals they are
covered with soft hairs. The leaves are opposite on stems.
RANGE: Fairly common in the higher elevations (
above 600 meters) of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and Mexico
mostly in deep sandy washes when subsurface water close is to the surface.
FLOWERS: Yellow, two-lipped flowers with four stamens and usually a
couple of reddish spots on lower lip. Flowers are only about
8 mm long and bloom mostly mid spring through early summer.
FRUIT: Dry capsule with a number of seeds.
Scrophulariaceae -- Figwort Family
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