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Bristly Langloisia
Langloisia setosissima
About Bristly Langloisia (Langloisia setosissima) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Langloisia setosissima (bristly langloisia, bristly-calico, Great Basin langloisia or lilac sunbonnets) is a flowering plant, the sole species in the genus Langloisia in the family Polemoniaceae. It is native to the western United States, where it is found in desert washes and on rocky slopes and plains from eastern Oregon and Idaho south to eastern California and Arizona. It is an annual plant, growing to 4-20 cm tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, linear, 2-3 cm long, densely bristly and with a toothed margin. The flowers are white to light blue or pale purple in color, 1. 5-2 cm diameter, with a deeply five-lobed corolla.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.6 - 7.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple, Blue

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 2.7" - 18.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.26" - 2.89", Coldest Month: 32.0" - 63.2", Hottest Month: 59.9" - 89.6", Humidity: 2.66" - 44.21", Elevation: -193" - 6947"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Bristly-calico, Great Basin Langloisia, Lilac Sunbonnets, Moth Langloisia

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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