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Emmenanthe penduliflora

Emmenanthe penduliflora Benth.


Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers hanging from very slender stalks in a branched cluster; delicate, erect, branched stems covered with sticky hairs exuding a somewhat medicinal but pleasant odor.

The dried-up corolla remains on the plant as a tissue-paper-like bell that rustles in gentle breezes. In the hills of southern California plants may have pink corollas.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Distribution: Central California south to Baja California and east to central Arizona.
Native Habitat: Brushy hills and desert washes.

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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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