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Bridges' Pincushionplant
Navarretia leptalea
About Bridges' Pincushionplant (Navarretia leptalea) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Navarretia leptalea (formerly Gilia leptalea) is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name Bridges' pincushionplant. It is native to the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range in California and Oregon, where it grows in colorful carpets in mountain meadows. It produces glandular stems with linear or narrowly oval-shaped leaves. The tiny stem is topped with an inflorescence of one or more funnel-shaped pink flowers with long, narrow throats.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.13 - 1.1 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 10.4" - 90.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.36" - 3.85", Coldest Month: 10.8" - 49.0", Hottest Month: 34.1" - 80.6", Humidity: 0.49" - 27.91", Elevation: 1447" - 14090"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Bridge's Gilia, Bridges' Gilia

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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