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Collomia linearis Nutt.
Tiny trumpet, Narrow-leaf mountain-trumpet, Collomia
USDA Symbol: COLI2
A phlox-like annual, 4-16 in. tall, with small, lilac to white, tubular flowers and narrow, lance-shaped alternate leaves. The slightly hairy stem may be simple or branched above. Several flowers occur in the axils of the crowded upper leves, forming a dense, head-like cluster.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
N.B. & Gaspe, Que. to B.C., s.w. to WI, NE, NM
& CA; widely naturalized elsewhere Native Habitat:
Dry, open woods; dry to mesic, sandy or gravelly prairies
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sandy or gravelly soils.
Conditions Comments: Easy to cultivate.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: TWC Staff