Tiquilia gossypina

A mat-forming plant of calcareous soils, similar to Tiquilia hispidissima but with a dense layer of short hairs below the longer bristles on the leaves and calyx.

Plant habit on the west side of Tortugas Mountain on the east side of Las Cruces, 14 Sep 2008.

Flowers on the west side of Tortugas Mountain, 14 Sep 2008.

Closer view of a flower, 14 Sep 2008.

Side view of a flower, showing pubescence of leaves and calyx, 14 Sep 2008.

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