Monday, March 14, 2016

Collomia linearis (Narrow-leaf Mountain Trumpet, Slenderleaf Collomia)

7/7/07 Soda Lake, Hwy. 108 (Sonora Pass Highway), Toiyabe National Forest, 
Sierra Nevada, Mono County, CA


COMMON NAME: Narrow-leaf Mountain Trumpet, Slenderleaf Collomia

SPECIES: Collomia linearis

FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)


LOCATION: Soda Lake, Hwy. 108 (Sonora Pass Highway), Toiyabe National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Mono County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):


Stem erect, generally simple, branched above in robust plants

Leaves: basal lanceolate, toothed; cauline lanceolate to linear, entire, generally glabrous above, glaucous, slightly glandular below

Inflorescence: bracted head, terminal; flowers 7–20, sessile

Flower: calyx 4–7 mm; corolla 8–15 mm, white or pink; pollen generally white

Ecology: Open areas

Elevation: 600–3300 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mountains, Great Basin Floristic Province 

Distribution outside California: to Alaska, e N.America, Arizona; naturalized elsewhere

Flowering time: May–Aug

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