Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Monnina wrightii Gray
(Pygmy Flower)


Family: Polygalaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Monnina wrightii is mostly single stemmed to a terminal spike-like inflorescence, really a raceme of very small purple flowers. The leaves are lanceolate. The capsules form to the bottom of the inflorescence and are single celled. Monnina wrightii is found growing in the open on slopes and in meadows at middle to upper elevations.
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Monnina wrightii, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Pinos Altos Range, CD trail above the Arrastra, Aug. 18, 08



Monnina wrightii, micro of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Pinos Altos Range, CD trail above the Arrastra, Aug. 18, 08



Monnina wrightii, micro of capsule, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Pinos Altos Range, CD trail above the Arrastra, Aug. 18, 08



Monnina wrightii, open flowers, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Pinos Altos Range, Meadow Creek Road, Sept. 1, 2008



Monnina wrightii, DAZ herbarium, collector Dale A. Zimmerman 3294, 7 September 1991, near Ben Lilly Memorial



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