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Baldwin Lake Linanthus
Linanthus killipii
About Baldwin Lake Linanthus (Linanthus killipii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Linanthus killipii is a rare species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name Baldwin Lake linanthus. It is endemic to the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California, where it is known from only a few occurrences in the vicinity of Baldwin Lake near Big Bear. It is a member of the flora in the rare quartz pebble plain habitat type, and other local mountain habitat. This is a small annual herb producing a hairy stem no more than about 15 centimeters tall. The leaves are divided into needle-like linear lobes each up to one centimeter in length. The inflorescence is an array of a few tiny flowers, each funnel-shaped with white lobes marked with purple at the bases and joined at a yellow throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.9 - 5.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 6.8" - 26.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.78" - 2.26", Coldest Month: 31.8" - 45.9", Hottest Month: 59.1" - 74.1", Humidity: 2.30" - 25.94", Elevation: 4119" - 8632"

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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