7/3/05 County Road 73 to Big Sage Reservoir, Devil's Garden Natural Area,
Modoc National Forest, Modoc County, CA
7/3/05 County Rd. 73 to Big Sage Reservoir
COMMON NAME: Large-flowered Collomia, Grand Collomia, Mountain Collomia
FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Stem erect, simple or branched above in robust plants
Leaves: basal lanceolate, toothed; cauline lanceolate to linear, entire, generally glabrous above, glaucous, slightly glandular below
Inflorescence: head, terminal; flowers sessile
Flower: calyx 7–10 mm, lobes lanceolate; corolla 15–30 mm (< 5 mm in cleistogamous flowers), yellow to orange; pollen generally blue
Ecology: Open areas
Elevation: 600–2500 m.
Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province, n East of Sierra Nevada
Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona; naturalized in Europe
Flowering time: Apr–Jun
Fully cleistogamous plants have single stems < 10 cm with 3–7 flowers at tip
Horticultural information: SUN, DRN: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.