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Bodger, Jack B.
Leptosiphon grandiflorus (Benth.) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson
Large-flower desert-trumpets, Largeflower linanthus, Mountain phlox
Synonym(s): Linanthus grandiflorus
USDA Symbol: LEGR23
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A low-growing, long-blooming, branched or unbranched annual, 4-20 in. high. Stems are encircled by whorls of dark-green leaves, deeply cleft into inch-long, linear segments. The silky, fragrant, phlox-like, lilac, pink or white flowers occur in clusters at the tops of the stems.
This wildflower forms dense colonies in the spring, then usually dies out by summer.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution: In CA,
Santa Barbara Co. & w. Merced Co. Native Habitat:
Open woods & sandy places below 3500 ft.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Soil should be moist only while seedlings are growing. Mountain phlox forms dense colonies in the spring, then usually dies out by summer.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Sow seeds 1/8-1/4 in. deep in desired locations in autumn. Protection from birds may be necessary.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff