PERENNIAL. Stiff leafy stems are topped with four-sided conelike
spikes of hairy bracts from which the flowers emerge. Flowers creamy
white, with a pink and magenta spot on the top petal. Flowers resemble
those of Carlowrightia arizonica. Blooms from the onset of summer
rains until late fall. Dried stalks topped with papery bracts remain
over winter. In the Empires, common under trees and shrubs along
small rocky washes.
FAMILY: Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)