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Leptosiphon pygmaeus  (Brand) J. M. Porter & L. A. Johnson
Pygmy linanthus
Leptosiphon pygmaeus is an annual herb that is native to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Genus: Leptosiphon
Family: Polemoniaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPNLinanthus pygmaeus
Information about  Leptosiphon pygmaeus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[wikipedia] Description, Subspecies: Leptosiphon pygmaeus is a petite annual herb growing 2 to 30 centimetres (0.79 to 11.81 in) high. It has tiny threadlike leaves. The inflorescence is an open array of minute light to deep pink flowers 7 to 10 millimetres (0.28 to 0.39 in) wide, with rich yellow throats. The bloom period is March to July. Subspecies Leptosiphon pygmaeus subsp. continentalis mainland distribution in coastal ranges.[2] Leptosiphon pygmaeus subsp. pygmaeus Pygmy desert-gold, endemic to coastal sage scrub on San Clemente Island (California) and Guadalupe Island (Baja California).[3] It is a Critically endangered species.[4] (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/23/2024).