Limnanthes douglasii R. Br.
Douglas Meadowfoam, Douglas' Meadowfoam
Limnanthaceae (Meadow-Foam Family)
USDA Symbol: LIDO2
The broadly bell-shaped flowers of this delicate, branched plant usually have a yellow center with a white rim, or are all yellow, and bloom on slender stalks in upper leaf axils.
A form with all-yellow petals grows on Point Reyes in northern California; in the Coast Ranges, the flower may have white petals often with dark purple veins, whereas in and around the Central Valley, petals may be white, with rose veins, becoming all pink with age.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: Southern Oregon to southern California.
Native Habitat: Low, moist places in grassland and open woodland.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Limnanthes douglasii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Limnanthes douglasii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Limnanthes douglasii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff