Bee Brush

Aloysia gratissima

Aloysia gratissima photo © by Michael Plagens

Near Peña Blanca Lake, Sta. Cruz Co., Arizona, USA. 25 Sept 2016.

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SHRUB: Woody with rather slender branches reaching mostly 1.5 m tall and wide. Twigs four-angled.

LEAVES: Aromatic. The leaf margins become revolute and the veins beneath are distinct.

RANGE: In Arizona this plant is restricted to a few canyon in the southeast. Ranges into Mexico and Texas.

FLOWERS: The small white flowers are in spikes. They are two-lipped blooming after summer rains.

FRUIT: Dry and breaking into two or four nutlets.

UNARMED: thornless.

Verbenaceae -- Verbena Family

More Information:

Arizona Naturalist
Sycamore Canyons
The Flora of Arizona's Sycamore Canyons


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