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Leptosiphon breviculus  (A. Gray) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson
Mojave linanthus
Leptosiphon breviculus is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Genus: Leptosiphon
Family: Polemoniaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSLinanthus breviculus ssp. royalis
JEF + PLANTSLinanthus breviculus
Information about  Leptosiphon breviculus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Leptosiphon breviculus is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name Mojave linanthus. It is endemic to California, where it is known from the Mojave Desert and dry spots in the adjacent Transverse Ranges. It is an annual herb producing a thin, hairy stem up to about 25 centimeters tall. The hairy, oppositely arranged leaves are each divided into very narrow needle-like lobes up to a centimeter long. The tip of the stem is occupied by an inflorescence of one or more white, pink, or blue flowers with purple throats, each about a centimeter wide. The length of the stem is around 10 cm to 25 cm. The characteristics of the leaf are lobes 3mm to 10 mm, linear to lance-linear. Ecology is deserts and dry montane areas. The flowering time of the Leptosiphon breviculus is May to Aug.[1] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 11/30/2023).