I"ve been an amateur botanist since circa 1997 with a special interest in California native plants. A 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 plants I've seen in the field? In addition to California natives, I've also included a smaller list of plants that I've observed and photographed in their native habitats outside of the U.S.
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