Langloisia setosissima ssp. setosissima
Color: Lavender to blue
Common name: Bristly Langloisia, Great Basin Langloisia
Latin name: Langloisia setosissima ssp. setosissima
Height: 1-3 inches
Description: Langloisia setosissima ssp. setosissima is a small, bristly annual with showy trumpet-shaped flowers with 5 petals clustered at top of plant and is surrounded by bristle-tipped sepals. The petals are usually a solid color but can have purple marks.
Leaf: Leaves are simple but toothed at tips; each tooth has 1 bristle.
Range: East of Sierra Nevada, Desert
Habitat: Common. Desert washes, flats, slopes, gravelly to sandy soils
Elevation: < 1800 m.
Flowering time: Feb–Jun
Notes: Langloisia setosissima ssp. setosissima, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. Distribution outside California: to Nevada, Arizona, n Mexico; also in e Oregon, w Idaho.
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