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Nuttall's Linanthus
Leptosiphon nuttallii
About Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Leptosiphon nuttallii (syn. Linanthus nuttallii) is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name Nuttall's linanthus. It is native to much of western North America including the western United States and northern Mexico, where it is known from many types of habitat. This is a perennial herb producing a patch of small, hairy stems up to about 20 centimeters tall. Each leaf is divided into usually five very narrow, needlelike lobes. The flower cluster is a cluster of flowers, each with white corolla lobes about half a centimeter long each joined at a yellowish throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

4 - 7.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry open places

Annual Precipitation: 5.4" - 100.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.27" - 3.60", Coldest Month: 19.1" - 52.8", Hottest Month: 37.6" - 78.8", Humidity: 1.08" - 30.15", Elevation: 1127" - 12870"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Linanthus nuttallii
Common Names: Mt. Tedoc Linanthus, Nuttall's Desert Trumpets, Nuttall's Desert-trumpets, Nuttall's Deserttrumpets

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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