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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Cistanthe umbellata (Torr.) Hershkovitz
Mt. Hood pussypaws
USDA Symbol: CIUM
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Flowers in dense pink clusters at ends of ascending or prostrate stems resembling the upturned pad of cat feet.
Stems often lie on the ground, with the relatively heavy pussy paws forming a perfect ring around the leaf rosette.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: BC Native Distribution:
British Columbia south to Baja California and east to Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. Native Habitat:
Loose soil in coniferous forests.
Record Last Modified: 2014-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff