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Tecopa Bird's Beak
(Cordylanthus tecopensis )
Scrophulariaceae

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Description: Many branched, erect annual (3dm high).  Plant parts are glandular and grayish in color with linear leaves (5-15mm long), that are covered in a waxy film.  Flowers grow in a loose spike cluster.  Corolla is a pale lavender color (10-15mm long), and is covered with dense, short hairs.

Distribution: Alkaline meadows of the Amargosa River region of Inyo County, CA.  Also known from Nye and Esmeralda Counties of Nevada.

Habitat: Salt encrusted clay soils and moist alkali meadows.  Elevation 200-2500ft.  Associated with other salt loving species.

Flowering Period: June to October

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010