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Leptosiphon parviflorus  Benth.
Variable linanthus
Leptosiphon parviflorus 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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFLeptosiphon laetus
JEFLeptosiphon luteolus
JEFLeptosiphon luteus
JEFLeptosiphon micranthus
PLANTSLinanthus androsaceus ssp. croceus
Information about  Leptosiphon parviflorus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[wikipedia] Description: Leptosiphon parviflorus is an annual herb. As its common name suggests, the plant is variable in appearance. The stem may be just a few centimeters long or up to 25 centimeters in erect height. The leaves are divided into several lobes, often linear in shape, and 1 to 2.5 centimeters long.[2] The inflorescence is a cluster of several flowers which may be nearly any color, often shades of yellow, pink, or white. Each flower has a long, very narrow tube which may exceed 3 centimeters. It expands into a yellowish throat and a flat corolla with purplish markings at the base of each lobe. The bloom period is March to June.[2] (contributed 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: 05/25/2024).