Mojave and Sonoran deserts of southeastern California to southern Nevada and western Arizona.
Desert washes and rocky slopes below 2,500 feet.
Translucent, cream-colored to yellowish flowers bloom February through April. The 1-1/2 inch flower has pink-to-purple dots on the inside surface of 5 ragged lobes which form a cup. Lower petal has a reddish-purple spot with 2 bright yellow stamens curving upward over it.
Like the Snapdragon and Penstemon, the Ghost Flower is a member of the Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae). It is an erect annual which grows 4 to 16 inches high. It has long, hairy, light-green leaves that are elliptical to lanceolate, and grow up to 4 inches long.
The Ghost Flower derives its name from the ghostly translucency of its flowers.
-- A.R Royo
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