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Boraginaceae
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Hydrophyllaceae
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Fiesta Flower
Pholistoma auritum var. auritum


Family: Boraginaceae (BORAGE), Hydrophyllaceae (WATERLEAF).
Other common names: desert christmas tree, scaly stemmed sand plant, desert pholisma.
Generic common name: FIESTAFLOWER.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, riparian woodland, March 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Blue, Medium, Clusters, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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The plants are covered with these sharp down-ward pointing hairs that allow it to cling to things



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