Tidestromia lanuginosa

A creeping amaranth with bright red stems & silvery-tomentose leaves. Differing from the other member of the genus in New Mexico, Tidestromia suffruticosa, in being annual rather than perennial.

Plant habit near Peña Blanca on the south end of the Organ Mts., 10/16/05.

Flowers & probable pollinator near Peña Blanca, 10/16/05.

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