|Scorpionweed is a member of
the waterleaf family. The plant grows to a height of about 18
and has bristly stems and hairy, dark green leaves which grow to 5
inches long. Scorpionweed grows along roadsides and in desert flats and
washes at elevations below 4000 feet.
Scorpionweed gets its name from
its curling flowerhead, which resembles a scorpions tail.
The plant blooms between February and May and
produces violet, bell shaped flowers which have 5 rounded petals to