| Krameria grayi, Ratany family (Krameriaceae)
|Flowers:||Unique magenta flower, shaped like a "shooting star", with sharply hooked beak of dark pink or red stamens and a bit of lime green near center. The flower is followed by a small round salmon-colored seed pod with spines.|
|Leaves:||Narrow grayish leaves, to 1/2" long, slightly hairy.|
|Height:||Small bush, grows to 2'.|
| Photographed May
3, in Superstition Mountain area.
Typically found in dry desert soil.