Mohavea confertiflora (A. DC.) A. Heller
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: MOCO
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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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV
Native Distribution: Southern Nevada south to western Arizona, southeastern California, and northwestern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Desert washes and rocky slopes.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Mohavea confertiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mohavea confertiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mohavea confertiflora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff