Sunday, March 6, 2016

Linanthus dichotomus (Evening Snow)

 3/22/03 Desert View Nature Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA

3/22/03 Desert View Nature Trail

 3/22/03 Desert View Nature Trail

 3/26/05 Hwy. 247 (Barstow to Lucerne Valley), just south of gas pipeline road,
San Bernardino County, CA

 3/26/05 Hwy. 247 (Barstow to Lucerne Valley), south of gas pipeline road

3/26/05 Hwy. 247 (Barstow to Lucerne Valley), south of Stoddard Wells Village, 
San Bernardino County, CA

COMMON NAME: Evening Snow

SPECIES: Linanthus dichotomus

FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)


LOCATION: Desert View Nature Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Annual, glabrous

Stem 5–20 cm, glaucous

Leaf: lobes 3–7, 10–22 mm, linear

Inflorescence: cyme

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.

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