Common name: Evening Snow
Latin name: Linanthus dichotomus
Height: up to 20 cm
Description: Evening Snow is an annual herb producing several thin, waxy, erect stems. The inflorescence produces flowers which open in the evening and unroll into funnel-shaped corollas. The white lobes are a little more than a centimeter long and have purple shading on the undersides.
Leaf: The leaves are divided into linear lobes 1 or 2 centimeters long.
Range: Bioregional distribution: Desert, California Floristic Province, White and Inyo Mountains.
Habitat: Common. Drying open areas, especially serpentine (soils with low levels of calcium and other nutrients and high levels of magnesium, iron and other toxic metals.)
Elevation: < 1700 m.
Flowering time: Apr–Jun
Notes: Linanthus dichotomus, 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: Arizona, Nevada.
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