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Photo Guide -
Rose to magenta-purplish flowers, sometimes many tiny tubular flowers growing low, 1-2" from the ground with longer stems to about 8".
Found in sandy wash and creosote scrub areas. Common throughout the Mojave Desert below 4,000'.
Flowers - April to May
Waterleaf Family (Hydrophyllaceae)
Native American uses: Indians would grind the seeds and cook them for use as a mush.
Purple Mat photo taken at Joshua Tree National Park