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Emmenanthe penduliflora Benth.
USDA Symbol: EMPE
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers hanging from very slender stalks in a branched cluster; delicate, erect, branched stems covered with sticky hairs exuding a somewhat medicinal but pleasant odor.
The dried-up corolla remains on the plant as a tissue-paper-like bell that rustles in gentle breezes. In the hills of southern California plants may have pink corollas.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
AZ , CA , NV , UT Native Distribution:
Central California south to Baja California and east to central Arizona. Native Habitat:
Brushy hills and desert washes. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff