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Bellinger's Meadowfoam
(Limnanthes floccosa ssp. bellingeriana )
Limnanthaceae

Bellinger's Meadowfoam; Photo Copyright 1988 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photo Copyright 1988 Dean Wm. Taylor

Description:

 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.

Distribution:

 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.

Habitat:

 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

Similar Plants:

 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

 

 

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Last updated: 08-05-2010