Cistanthe umbellata (Torr.) Hershkovitz
Mt. Hood pussypaws
Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)
USDA Symbol: CIUM
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: British Columbia south to Baja California and east to Utah, Wyoming, and Montana.
Native Habitat: Loose soil in coniferous forests.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cistanthe umbellata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cistanthe umbellata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cistanthe umbellata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff