Macromeria viridiflora DC.
Giant-trumpets, Green-flower Macromeria
Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
USDA Symbol: mavi
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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM
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 resourcesUSDA: Find Macromeria viridiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Macromeria viridiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Macromeria viridiflora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff