Friday, June 1, 2018

Mohavea confertiflora (Ghost Flower)

3/15/19 Desert Lily Sanctuary, Desert Center, Chuckwalla Valley,
E. Riverside County, CA

4/3/11 Meccacopia Trailhead, Box Canyon Road, Mecca Hills, E. Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Ghost Flower

SPECIES: Mohavea confertiflora

FAMILY: Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 4/3/2011

LOCATION: Meccacopia Trailhead, Box Canyon Road, Eastern Riverside County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Plant 10--40 cm. 

Inflorescence: pedicel 5--10 mm. 

Flower: lower corolla lip maroon-spotted on swollen base and limb, lobed to within 6--8 mm of swollen base. 

Fruit: 10--12 mm. 

Ecology: Gravelly or sandy desert slopes, washes; 

Elevation: < 1250 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: D (exc Inyo Co.); 

Distribution Outside California: southern Nevada, western Arizona, northwestern Mexico. 

Flowering Time: Mar--Apr 

eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & David M. Thompson

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