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Hesperochiron pumilus (Dwarf hesperochiron)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Hesperochiron pumilus

Hesperochiron pumilus (Douglas ex Griseb.) Porter

Dwarf Hesperochiron

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Synonym(s): Hesperochiron villosulus

USDA Symbol: hepu6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A low plant with 1 slender stalk growing from leaves in a basal rosette and topped by 1-5 white, saucer-shaped flowers.

California Hesperochiron (H. californicus), the one other species that grows in the same region, has a funnel- or bell-shaped corolla with oblong lobes.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: Eastern Washington south to southern California and northern Arizona, and east to western Montana.
Native Habitat: Moist meadows, flats, and slopes.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Native shade plants around fountain in California
March 18, 2009
Hi, we just put a fountain in our front yard. It is in a mostly shady area. I need to know what plants would go best around the fountain and survive in the shade.
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National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


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

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