Loeseliastrum matthewsii (A. Gray) Timbrook
Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Synonym(s): Langloisia matthewsii, Loeselia matthewsii
USDA Symbol: LOMA10
Small bristly tufts or mats with colorful white to pink or lavender-dotted, bilaterally symmetrical flowers nestled among leaves.
All species in this genus are tufted and rather bristly. Schotts Calico (L. schottii), also bilaterally symmetrical, has a pale lavender corolla with purple spots or a purple, arch-shaped patch. Species of Loeseliastrum were once considered to be part of the larger genus Langloisia. Flower shape and other features distinguish the two genera.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , NV
Native Distribution: Southern California northeast to northwestern Arizona and south to Mexico.
Native Habitat: Open, gravelly or sandy deserts.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Loeseliastrum matthewsii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Loeseliastrum matthewsii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Loeseliastrum matthewsii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-08-11
Research By: TWC Staff