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Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. nuttallii (Nuttall's linanthus)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. nuttallii

Leptosiphon nuttallii (A. Gray) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson ssp. nuttallii

Nuttall's Linanthus

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Synonym(s): Gilia nuttallii, Leptodactylon nuttallii, Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. tenuilobus, Linanthastrum nuttallii, Linanthus nuttallii, Linanthus nuttallii ssp. nuttallii, Linanthus nuttallii ssp. tenuilobus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

White or cream flowers in clusters atop many leafy stems.

This attractive plant is sweetly aromatic. Recent studies have removed this species from the tiny genus Linanthastrum and placed it in the more inclusive Linanthus.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: British Columbia southeast to Montana and south to southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico.
Native Habitat: Open or sparsely wooded, often rocky slopes in mountains.

Additional resources

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


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

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