(Limnanthes floccosa ssp. bellingeriana )
Photo Copyright 1988 Dean Wm. Taylor
Low growing annual with several stems 3 to 6 inches (7.5-15 cm) long, simple to branched near base and somewhat decumbent; smooth and glabrous throughout. Leaves pinnately divided into 5-7 segments. Flowers on slender stalks, rounded & urn shaped; petals white & equal to or shorter than the sepals.
Cascade Range foothills (east & west side) and high Cascade Range (Shasta County), and on western edge of Modoc Plateau; into Oregon. Found on adjacent Forest Service lands and located on BLM lands of Klamath Falls FO.
Vernal pools and ephemeral drainages of open pine-oak woodlands & mixed ceanothus chaparral and ecotonal to western juniper & low sagebrush communities. Typically in shallow, rocky clay soils of volcanic origin. 3,100 – 3,600 feet (950 – 1,100 m).
Flowering Period: April to May
L. f. ssp. floccosa but ssp. floccosa is wooly throughout while ssp. bellingeriana is glabrous throughout.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B.2