I"ve been an amateur (and I mean that in every sense of the word) "botanist" since circa 1997 with a special interest in California native plants. An incidental yet corollary passion of mine is birding and, like many fellow birders, I keep a Life List of all the bird species that I've observed in my lifetime, so I thought, why not also create a life list for my observations of plants in the field? I try my best to make proper IDs, but I always welcome corrections from those who know better.
Flower: open evening; calyx 7--8 mm, membrane wider than lobes; corolla funnel-shaped, tube 5--6 mm, white, throat yellow, lobes 3--5 mm, white or cream-yellow, with light purple shading on abaxial margins; stamens included.
Fruit: < calyx, cylindric.
Seed: 9--28, not gelatinous when wet.
Ecology: Sandy flats, washes;
Elevation: < 900 m.
Bioregional Distribution: D;
Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Baja California.
Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson & J. Mark Porter