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Gayophytum diffusum

Gayophytum diffusum Torr. & A. Gray

Bigflower Groundsmoke, Diffuse Gayophytum, Spreading Groundsmoke

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family)


USDA Symbol: GADI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White, aging to pink or red.


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Open montane forests, sagebrush scrub.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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