Leptodactylon californicum Hook. & Arn.
California prickly phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
USDA Symbol: LECA7
Slightly woody stems covered with small, prickly leaves, form a loose clump with pink flowers in small clusters near the top.
The genus name refers to the finger-like division of the leaves. A more widespread species, Granite Gilia (L. pungens), from southern British Columbia to Baja California, eastward to New Mexico, western Nebraska, and Montana, is 4-16 (10-40 cm) tall.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Native Distribution: Southern California.
Native Habitat: Dry places and rocky ridges in brush.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Leptodactylon californicum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Leptodactylon californicum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Leptodactylon californicum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff