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Grapevine Canyon - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Nama dichotomum - wishbone fiddleleaf

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Hydrophyllaceae

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Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual
General Desc: A small annual with erect but slender stems that repeatly fork into pairs.
Identification notes: Small annual, flower parts in 5, united (funnelform), bisexual and in angles of branches, hairy.
Height: 5 inches


Habitat Description: Found mainly in Coconino County in our area but documented in Yavapai County in Bradshaw mountains.
Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 5500 - 7000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Purple     Shape: Regular in clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Aug - Sep
Description: Corolla (petals) only slightly exceeds the calyx (sepals). Has 5 united petals. Inflorescence of a few flowers opens from the center of terminal ends outward.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves are up to 1/2 inch long and less than 1/4 inch wide. Leaves can be clustered at the terminal ends of stems.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Seed Notes: Seeds are deeply and regularly pitted with a honeycomb structure separated by thin partitions.

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