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Common names: scorpion weed, wild-heliotrope.
Annual, Waterleaf Family.
Blooms February-June in Arizona. Similar species range from California into southern New Mexico.
6-8 inches (15-20 cm), single leaf with deep notches. Strong odor.
Look for the distinctive curl of the flower head which resembles the tail of a scorpion.
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