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Leptosiphon liniflorus  (Benth.) J. M. Porter & L. A. Johnson
Narrowflower flaxflower
Leptosiphon liniflorus is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Leptosiphon
Family: Polemoniaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 1.6 - weak indicator

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, many plant communities

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSGilia pharnaceoides
PLANTSLinanthus liniflorus ssp. liniflorus
JEF + PLANTSLinanthus liniflorus ssp. pharnaceoides
PLANTSLinanthus liniflorus var. pharnaceoides
JEF + PLANTSLinanthus liniflorus
Information about  Leptosiphon liniflorus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Leptosiphon liniflorus is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name narrowflower flaxflower. It is native to the western United States from Washington and Idaho, through Oregon and Nevada, and across California.[1] It grows below 1,700 metres (5,600 ft), in many types of habitats, including chaparral, oak woodland, grasslands, yellow pine forest, and on serpentine soils.[2] Description Leptosiphon liniflorus is an annual herb producing a thin stem 10?50 centimetres (3.9?19.7 in) tall. The leaves are divided into needle-like linear lobes each up to 3 cm (1.2 in) in length. The inflorescence is an open array of funnel-shaped, with purple-veined white flowers having corolla lobes each up to 1 centimetre (0.39 in) long. The bloom period is April to June. (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: 07/17/2024).