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[Low, almost leafless plant covered with reddish purple flowers: 24k]


(Nama demissum)

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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