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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Limnanthes douglasii R. Br.
Douglas Meadowfoam, Douglas' meadowfoam
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, OR Native Distribution:
Southern Oregon to southern California. Native Habitat:
Low, moist places in grassland and open woodland.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || OBL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff