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General: Martynia Family (Martyniaceae). This annual plant has broadly ovate-triangular leaf blades 5-15 cm wide that are entire to shallowly 3-7 lobed. The inflorescence is 4-10 flowered and ranges from white to pink. The throat of the corolla is mottled purple with two lines of purplish spots or not. The nectar guides are yellow. The fruits have beaks or claws and black seeds. The plants from the desert have white seeds with claws that are greater than 18 cm long and have been called var. hohokamiana.


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USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center & UC Davis Arboretum

Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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