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Mohavea confertiflora (Ghost flower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Mohavea confertiflora

Mohavea confertiflora (A. DC.) A. Heller

Ghost Flower

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: MOCO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

An erect plant with large, bilaterally symmetrical, translucent, pale yellow flowers tipped upward in upper leaf axils.

The translucent, pale corolla gives the common name Ghost Flower. There is only one other species in the genus, Lesser Mohavea or Golden Desert Snapdragon (M. breviflora), which grows in the same region and has bilaterally symmetrical, lemon yellow corollas only about 1/2 (1.5 cm) long.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NV
Native Distribution: Southern Nevada south to western Arizona, southeastern California, and northwestern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Desert washes and rocky slopes.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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