Synthyris reniformis (Douglas ex Benth.) Benth.
Snow Queen, Snowqueen
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: SYRE
Several weak leafless stems curving upward from a cluster of long-stalked leaves and bearing pale purple to deep blue-violet, slightly bilaterally symmetrical flowers in short racemes.
This is one of the humbler, early-flowering Synthyris species; in the dim light of the early spring woods, its low dark flowers are easily overlooked.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Southwestern Washington south to central California.
Native Habitat: Coniferous woods.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Synthyris reniformis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Synthyris reniformis in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff