Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 26: An Orchid-looking root parasite (Pima Rhatany, aka Krameria erecta)

Pima Rhatany, Krameria erecta. [Link to CalScape.] These are root parasites, turns out. By the looks of things, this one is living on the roots of a prickly pear.

Check out the other pictures I’ve posted of Tucson’s bloom this spring:

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