Bodie Hills Cusickiella
(Cusickiella quadricostata )
Photo Copyright 1998 Dean Wm. Taylor
Distribution: Mono County, California; Mineral and Douglas counties in Nevada.
Habitat: Low sagebrush, bitterbrush and mountain mahogany communities usually on open level slopes and ridges in well drained soils of granitic or volcanic origin; at elevations of 7200 - 8400 feet (2400 - 2800 m)
Flowering Period: Blooms July - august
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B
Perennial herb, easily identified by it strongly inflated seed pods.
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