Nuttall's linanthus

(Leptosiphon nuttallii nuttallii)



Leptosiphon nuttallii (synonyms:Linanthus nuttallii) is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name Nuttall's linanthus. It is native to much of western North America, including the Western United States from California to New Mexico and Montana, and Northwestern Mexico. It is known from many types of habitat. It is native to the Klamath Mountains, Northern California Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada in Northern California; and the Inyo Mountains, Peninsular Ranges, Transverse Ranges, and White Mountains in Southern California. Leptosiphon nuttallii is a perennial herb producing a patch of small, hairy stems up to about 20 centimeters tall. Each leaf is divided into usually five very narrow, needlelike lobes. The inflorescence is a cluster of flowers, each with white corolla lobes about half a centimeter long each joined at a yellowish throat.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
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