Allionia incarnata Trailing Windmills
PERENNIAL. Thick, creeping, pale pinkish stems have overlapping
oval, short-pointed, fuzzy, dark green leaves with prominent veins and
wavy edges. Flowers are bright pinkish-purple with five petals that
are cleft twice, so it may look like the flower has ten notched petals.
Two forms: the large-flowered form has flat or saucer-shaped flowers,
2-3 cm. in diameter. The less common small-flowered form has flaring
cup-shaped flowers, usually 1 cm. or less. Blooms all summer.
Common throughout the Empires on disturbed ground, sand washes, dirt roads,
FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae (Four O'Clock Family)