COMMON NAME: Blue Mantle, Miniature Woollystar
FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Stem erect or spreading, 3–20 cm
Leaf 10–25 mm; lobes generally 2–4 near base, nearly glabrous to woolly
Flower: corolla generally funnel-shaped, tube 3–5 mm, blue or yellow, lobes 3–5 mm, light blue or cream; stamens attached in upper throat, unequal, excerpted
Ecology: Open, areas, sandy soil
Elevation: < 2000 m.
Bioregional distribution: s High Sierra Nevada (se Tulare Co.), White and Inyo Mountains, Desert
Distribution outside California: to Colorado, New Mexico, Texas
Flowering time: Mar–May
Despite name, not always openly or diffusely branched.