Mirabilis laevis var. villosa

A spring-flowering, somewhat bushy perennial found in washes in the Sonoran Desert. More often known as Mirabilis bigelovii, but recognized in the Flora of North America as a variety of Mirabilis laevis.

Flowers in the Sand Tank Mountains, 8 Mar 2008.

Flowering stems in the Sand Tank Mountains, growing within an Acacia, 8 Mar 2008.

Cauline leaves, 8 Mar 2008.

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