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Macromeria viridiflora

Macromeria viridiflora DC.

Giant-trumpets, Green-flower Macromeria

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)


USDA Symbol: mavi

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A hairy, leafy plant with several stout stems in a clump and pale, hairy, trumpet-shaped flowers in large coils at ends of upper branches.

The flowers of this species are long for the family. Its leaves and flowers were dried and mixed with wild tobacco (Nicotiana) for Hopi "rain-bringing" ceremonies.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Distribution: Eastern Arizona and southern New Mexico south to Mexico.
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes and valleys in pinewoods from moderate to high elevations.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Macromeria viridiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Macromeria viridiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Macromeria viridiflora


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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