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Common names: purple roll-leaf.
Annual, Waterleaf Family.
Blooms March-May in the California, Nevada and Arizona deserts.
Only about 1 inch (2-3 cm), with leaves forming a basal rosette and some at the ends of the stems. The blossoms dominate the plant.
Grows on flat clays and sandy soil, a very short-lived ephemeral. In a wet year, the flowers form mats of vivid color stretching over the deserts. In a drought, a plant may have only one flower.
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