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Unusual High Desert Flower

Tempe, AZ

I found this unusual flower growing along a hike at Sunset Crater NM near Flagstaff, AZ. No one at the Desert Botonical Gardens here could ID it.

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Tempe, AZ

Here is the image

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Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I found this site listing purple/blue wildflowers that may help...maybe something in Gentianaceae?

And this link to the flora of Sevilleta....there is a nightshade with silvery leaves called Solanum elaeagnifolium that has purple flowers

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Possibly 'Mirabilis multiflora'

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Hi Kin....that certainly looks like a winner.

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

I think I remember IDing this plant several years back.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I kept thinking it was something I had seen before....just couldn't remember what it was. Darned faulty mental rolodex....grin

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Don't forget to close this thread also.

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