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Navarretia sinistra

Navarretia sinistra (M.E. Jones) L.A. Johnson

Alva Day's Pincushionplant, Alva Day's Pincushion-plant

Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)


USDA Symbol: NASI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , CO , NV , OR
Native Habitat: Openings in sagebrush scrub, chaparral or forests.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-06-24
Research By: CBR

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