Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Heart for Flowers

Photos copyright Marty Horowitz 6/27/2016

These beauties are blooming along the creek in Sabino Canyon (and along the Mt Lemmon highway). Hooker Evening Primrose (Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima) is in the - you guessed it - Evening Primrose Family. Their flowers have 4 heart-shaped petals. You can see the reproductive parts - and a spent flower - in the close up.

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