Friday, March 4, 2016

Leptosiphon ciliatus (Whisker Brush)

 5/29/05 Idyllwild County Park, San Jacinto Mountains, Riverside County, CA

5/29/05 Idyllwild County Park

 5/29/05 Dark Canyon Road (near Idyllwild), San Jacinto Mountains, San Bernardino National Forest, Riverside County, CA

5/29/05 Dark Canyon Road


COMMON NAME: Whisker Brush

SPECIES: Leptosiphon ciliatus

FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)


LOCATION: Idyllwild County Park, San Jacinto Mountains, Riverside County, CA


From Jepson eFlora Taxon Page:

Habit: Annual, hairy. 

Stem: 2--30 cm. 

Leaf: lobes 5--20 mm, linear. 

Inflorescence: head; bracts white-ciliate. 

Flower: calyx 7--10 mm, membranes +- 1/2 calyx, wider than lobes; corolla salverform, tube 10--25 mm, white or pink, hairy outside, throat yellow, lobes 2--4 mm, rounded or truncate, light to deep pink, base generally with darker pink or red spot; stamens exerted. 

Ecology: Common. Open or wooded areas; 

Elevation: < 3000 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, MP. 

Flowering Time: Mar--Jul 

Synonyms: Linanthus ciliatus (Benth.) Greene

eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson & Robyn Battaglia

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