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Orcutt's Linanthus
(Linanthus orcuttii )
Polemoniaceae

Orcutt's Linanthus; Photo Copyright Bob Patterson and CNPS
Photo Copyright Bob Patterson and CNPS

Description: Annual herb containing several stems 2-4 inches (5-10cm) tall, with very small hairs. Leaf divided into 3-7 narrow lobes, 1/4 - 1/2 inch (5-12mm) long, and slightly hairy. Flowers solitary or in small clusters, with-out a stalk. Lower flower parts (calyx) 1/4 - 3/8 inch (6-10mm) long. Upper flower parts (petals) pink, blue, or white, with a purple kidney-shaped mark at the base, and 1/4 - 3/8 inches (5-8mm) long. Petals attached to a pink or white, funnel-shaped tube, 1/4 - 5/8 inches (5-15mm) long. Fruit is a capsule with 6-12 seeds.

Distribution:

Habitat: Openings in chaparral and pine forests, pinyon and juniper woodland. Elevation 2928 - 6864 feet. 

Flowering Period: Blooms May - June.

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

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Last updated: 08-05-2010