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Linanthus dichotomus
About Eveningsnow (Linanthus dichotomus) Nurseries Show All Photos Linanthus dichotomus is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name eveningsnow. It is native to western North America, including most of the southwestern United States, where it is a common member of the flora in a number of habitat types. It is often found on the serpentine soils of California. This is an annual herb producing several thin, waxy, erect stems up to 20 centimeters tall. The leaves are divided into linear lobes 1 or 2 centimeters long. The inflorescence produces a cyme of vespertine flowers which unroll into funnel-shaped corollas. The white lobes are just over a centimeter long and have purple shading on the undersides.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
1.9 - 7.9 in (4.8 - 20.1 cm)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
5' - 7352'

Annual Precip. ?
2.6" - 63.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.13" - 2.71"

Coldest Month ?
26.9° F - 61.4° F

Hottest Month ?
56.3° F - 89.9° F

Humidity ?
0.42 vpd - 46.60 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Evening Snow

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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