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Tiny Flower

Richard G Witham

Joined February 2008

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I found this miniature flower growing on the side of the road during an early morning walk in Hermosillo, Son Mexico.

Each tiny flower is only 2mm in diameter and is comprised of 5 cleft, powder coated petals, 3 – 4 stamen with bright yellow anthers and a pure white pistil. The flowers grow in clusters at the end of a single stem which rises from 30 to 60cm from a leafy base. They seem to thrive in sandy desert soil and bright sunlight. The flowers close at night.

I’ve yet to identify this plant as a wildflower, so it may be classified as a weed.

Una flor pequeñita que encontre durante una caminata por la mañana en Hermosillo, Son. No he logrado identificarla, así que si alguien la conoce por favor avisame.

Cada una de las florecitas mide alrededor de 2mm, y brotan apiñadas al final de una sola ramita de 30 a 60cm de largo. Cada planta produce normalmente 2 o tres ramas desde una base de hojas verdes.

Palabras claves (Tags): flor, silvestre, desierto, blanco, minúsculo, hierba, micro, hermosillo, sonora

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