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Leptosiphon liniflorus (Narrowflower flaxflower)
Cox, Fran

Leptosiphon liniflorus

Leptosiphon liniflorus (Benth.) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson

Narrowflower Flaxflower

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Synonym(s): Gilia pharnaceoides, Linanthus liniflorus, Linanthus liniflorus ssp. liniflorus, Linanthus liniflorus ssp. pharnaceoides, Linanthus liniflorus var. pharnaceoides, Linanthus pharnaceoides

USDA Symbol: LELI14

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: White to pale pink, often with yellow throat.


USA: CA , ID , NV , OR , WA

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-27
Research By: CBR

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