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Narrowflower Flaxflower
Leptosiphon liniflorus
About Narrowflower Flaxflower (Leptosiphon liniflorus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Leptosiphon liniflorus is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name narrowflower flaxflower. It is native to the western United States from Washington and Idaho, through Oregon and Nevada, and across California. It grows below 1,700 metres (5,600 ft), in many types of habitats, including chaparral, oak woodland, grasslands, yellow pine forest, and on serpentine soils. Leptosiphon liniflorus is an annual herb producing a thin stem 10-50 centimetres (3. 9-19. 7 in) tall. The leaves are divided into needle-like linear lobes each up to 3 centimeters in length. The inflorescence is an open array of funnel-shaped, with purple-veined white flowers having corolla lobes each up to 1 centimetre (0. 39 in) long. The bloom period is April to June.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.33 - 1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 4.9" - 52.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.13" - 2.31", Coldest Month: 30.8" - 58.8", Hottest Month: 56.2" - 87.5", Humidity: 0.93" - 38.32", Elevation: 13" - 6402"

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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