Home | Arizona y Sonora > Desert wildflowers > Blue to purple flowers > Allionia
Common names: pink three-flower, trailing four-o'clock, windmills.
Annual, Four O'Clock Family.
Blooms April-October in Arizona, Texas and south into Mexico. Similar species in Utah and California.
Up to 30 inches (75 cm), slender, spreading, sticky stems with clusters of rose-purple to pink flowers. Each flower is actually 3. Size and number of blossoms varies. Can self-pollinate. Fruits are toothed.
Grows on dry, exposed slopes or gravel roadsides. Blooms from early morning until noon, open longer on cloudy days.
Browse blue to purple: Allionia | Brodiea | Chia | Globe mallow | Robust hedgehog cactus | Larkspur | Lupine | Phacelia | Purplemat
Browse color tocs: white to cream | yellow to yellow-orange | pink to red-orange | blue to purple | green, etc.
RimJournal Home | Contents | top of page
Browse: Arizona and Sonora | Alamos, Mexico | desert wildflowers | adobe/mud brick | recipes | Portfolio art, poetry, short stories
Photographs, artwork and text are copyright © Carolyn Leigh, 1996-2022. All rights reserved.
RimJournal, Tucson, AZ, USA at https://www.rimjournal.com/