Desert Purple Mat, Purple Mat, Purplemat

Nama demissum var. demissum

Nama demissum var. demissum

Color: Pinkish to purple

Common name: Desert Purple Mat, Purple Mat, Purplemat

Latin name: Nama demissum var. demissum

Family: HYDROPHYLLACEAE

Height: 3 inches

Description: Nama demissum grows in a small patch of hairy glandular herbage. The corolla is generally funnel-shaped.

Desert Purple Mat

Leaf: The leaves are 1–4 cm, linear to spoon-shaped, long-tapered.

Range: Desert, s High Sierra Nevada, Southwestern California, East of Sierra Nevada

Habitat: Sandy or gravelly flats, slopes

Elevation: 500–1600 m.

Flowering time: Mar–May

Notes: Nama demissum var. demissum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California. This photo was taken on March 30, 2011 in Short Canyon, Kern County, California.

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