COMMON NAME: Evening Snow
FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Stem 5–20 cm, glaucous
Leaf: lobes 3–7, 10–22 mm, linear
Flower generally opening in evening; calyx 8–14 mm, membrane much wider than ribs; corolla funnel-shaped, tube 7–10 mm, purple, throat white or cream, lobes 10–16 mm, white with light purple shading on back; stamens attached in lower tube, included, filaments dilated into hairy pad at base
Ecology: Common. Drying open areas, especially serpentine
Elevation: < 1700 m.
Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province, White and Inyo Mountains, Desert
Distribution outside California: Arizona, Nevada
Flowering time: Apr–Jun
On plants from SnFrB s, flowers open in evening; on plants from SnFrB n
Synonyms: subsp. meridianus (Eastw.) H. Mason, flowers open during daylight
Horticultural information: DRN, DRY, SUN: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24; fragrant; DFCLT.