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Limnanthes douglasii (Douglas meadowfoam)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Limnanthes douglasii

Limnanthes douglasii R. Br.

Douglas Meadowfoam, Douglas' meadowfoam

Limnanthaceae (Meadowfoam Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LIDO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The broadly bell-shaped flowers of this delicate, branched plant usually have a yellow center with a white rim, or are all yellow, and bloom on slender stalks in upper leaf axils.

A form with all-yellow petals grows on Point Reyes in northern California; in the Coast Ranges, the flower may have white petals often with dark purple veins, whereas in and around the Central Valley, petals may be white, with rose veins, becoming all pink with age.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: Southern Oregon to southern California.
Native Habitat: Low, moist places in grassland and open woodland.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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