COMMON NAME: Variable Linanthus
FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Stem decumbent to erect, 5–25 cm
Leaf: lobes 8–25 mm
Inflorescence head-like, terminal; flowers sessile
Flower: calyx 6–8 mm, membrane obscure, 1/2 calyx length; corolla salverform, tube 20–35 mm, thread-like, maroon, pink, or yellow, throat yellow, lobes 5–6 mm, oblong or lanceolate, white, yellow, pink, blue, or purple, often with red marks at base; stamens, style generally exserted, stigmas 3–6 mm
Ecology: Abundant. Open or wooded areas, many plant communities
Elevation: < 1200 m.
Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province
Synonyms: L. androsaceus subspp. croceus (Milliken) H. Mason, laetus H. Mason, luteolus (Greene) H. Mason, luteus (Benth.) H. Mason, micranthus (Steudel) H. Mason; L. plaskettii Eastw
Highly variable, especially corolla color. Differentiated from L. androsaceus by hairy calyx, thread-like corolla tube. Detailed study needed before infraspecific taxa can be recognized
Recent taxonomic note: *Leptosiphon parviflorus Benth.
Horticultural information: DRN, SUN: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.