Tripterocalyx wootonii

Wooton's Sand Puffs
Tripterocalyx wootonii (Tripterocalyx carneus var. wootonii)

Family: Four O'Clock (Nyctaginaceae)
Photo taken on: June 17, 2014
Location: CR 142, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Sandy soil

Grows branched and sprawling with soft hairy grey-green foliage. Flowers are tiny, white to pink and funnel-shaped with pink tubes. The fruit is winged and forms an attractive sphere.

Tripterocalyx wootonii

Flora of North America reference.

Pink Single Flowers