Friday, May 13, 2016

Eremothera boothii ssp. desertorum (Booth's Desert Primrose, Bottle Washer)

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

3/22/03 Hagen Canyon Nature Trail

3/22/03 Hagen Canyon Nature Trail


COMMON NAME: Booth's Desert Primrose, Bottle Washer

SPECIES: Eremothera boothii ssp. desertorum 

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/22/2003

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


From Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Rosette well developed; hairs sparse, minutely strigose (or also glandular, especially in inflorescence). 

Stem: 10--35 cm. 

Leaf: generally 10--40 mm, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, or proximal oblanceolate, entire to minutely dentate. 

Inflorescence: bracts inconspicuous. 

Fruit: 1--1.6 mm wide, generally curved downward. 

Ecology: Sandy or gravelly slopes, washes, generally creosote-bush scrub; 

Elevation: 450--2000 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: s SNH, s SNE, DMoj. 

Flowering Time: Mar--Jul 

Note: Intermediate between Eremothera boothii subsp. condensataEremothera boothii subsp. decorticans

Synonyms: Camissonia boothii (Douglas) P.H. Raven subsp. desertorum (Munz) P.H. Raven; Oenothera boothii Douglas subsp. desertorum (Munz) Munz; Oenothera boothii subsp. inyoensis Munz

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