Red Maids

Common Names:
Red Maids
Scientific name:
Calandrinia ciliata
Elevation range:
<6,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
February, March, April
Height | Length:
4-16 in.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Annual
Notes:
Belly flower (very small)
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Sonoran

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Red Maids in the desert

The inflorescence of Calindrinia menziesii is a raceme of deep magenta (or white) flowers with 5 petals. The corolla has a white throat and anthers are golden yellow. Superstition Mtn. Wilderness, AZ | March 2013

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Red Maids in the desert

The white morph of Calindrinia menziesii. Leaves are fleshy and oblanceolate in shape with entire margins. This plant sprawls across rocks and other substrate. Superstition Mtn. Wilderness, AZ | March 15, 2013