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Loeflingia squarrosa

Loeflingia squarrosa Nutt.

Spreading Pygmyleaf

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CA , NE , NV , OK , OR , TX , UT , WA , WY

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-06-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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