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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Limnanthes douglasii R. Br.
Douglas Meadowfoam, Douglas' meadowfoam
USDA Symbol: LIDO2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
CA , OR Native Distribution:
Southern Oregon to southern California. Native Habitat:
Low, moist places in grassland and open woodland. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff