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Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides Nutt.
Synonym(s): Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides ssp. glabra, Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides ssp. lanuginosa, Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides var. glabra, Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides var. lanuginosa
USDA Symbol: PHCH
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Several short, smooth, somewhat shiny, unbranched stems growing from grayish basal tufts of leaves and ending in dense racemes of pink or purplish flowers.
This is the only species in this genus. When the pods dry, the entire flowering stem breaks at the base and is tumbled away by the wind.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WA Native Distribution:
Central Washington south to northern California, northern Nevada, and southern Idaho. Native Habitat:
Sagebrush and Ponderosa Pine woods.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff