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Emmenanthe penduliflora

Emmenanthe penduliflora Benth.

Whisperingbells

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

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USDA Symbol: EMPE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Distribution: Central California south to Baja California and east to central Arizona.
Native Habitat: Brushy hills and desert washes.

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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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Emmenanthe penduliflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Emmenanthe penduliflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Emmenanthe penduliflora

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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