Macrosiphonia brachysiphon – Huachuca Mountain Rocktrumpet
Scientific Name: Macrosiphonia brachysiphon
Synonym: Telosiphonia brachysiphon
Common Name: Huachuca Mountain Rocktrumpet
Growth Habit: Subshrub, Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert (at upper elevations), Upland
Flower Color: White to tinged with pink
Flowering Season: Summer
Height: To 2 feet (61 cm) tall
Description: The flowers are tubular, 3 inches (7.6 cm) long, and have 5 oval lobes. The slender flower buds are pink and held upright. The flowers are followed by distinctive fruit, a pair of 5 inch (13 cm) long, slender follicles covered in red fuzz. The leaves are green, covered in minute hairs, opposite, and oval to rounded in shape.
Butterfly Plant – The fragrant flowers attract large, nocturnal hummingbird moths.
Fragrant – The jasmine-like flowers are very fragrant, but they are nocturnal.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Apocynaceae – Dogbane family
Genus: Macrosiphonia Müll. Arg. – rocktrumpet
Species: Macrosiphonia brachysiphon (Torr.) A. Gray – Huachuca Mountain rocktrumpet
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