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FLOWERS: Deep blue-purple flowers are two-lipped and are clustered into
capitate inflorescences arranged in a verticle tier. Blooming mostly February
RANGE: Common throughout the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and also in the
Mojave and Chihuahuan Deserts; absent in drought years.
LEAVES: - Pinnately parted leaves have a crinkled texture and are mostly
basal - arranged around stem close to soil level.
SEEDS: Each flower produces four,
2 mm dia. nutlets as the ovary splits.
SPRING ANNUAL: Grows well especially in sandy washes to a height of
Lamiaceae -- Mint Family
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