Bristly Langloisia

Langloisia setosissima ssp. setosissima

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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