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Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora)
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Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora)

General: Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora) is an annual forb with long, narrow leaves and large, cone-shaped flowers that are bright yellow with tiny red spots. The leaves are hairy.

Golden Desert-snapdragon is a fairly common component of desert vegetation communities during the spring. It can be found in dry, well-drained sandy and gravelly soils on flats, in and along washes, and on bajadas in the Lower Sonora (Creosote-Bursage Flats) and Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zones.

Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae).

Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora)

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Plant Form: Upright forb with few if any branches.

Height: To about 8-inches tall.

Stems: Not woody.

Leaves: Alternate, lanceolate, edges smooth, hairy.

Flowers: Blooms during spring. Inflorescence: Flowers solitary in axils. Flowers: Bilateral symmetry, 5 lobes; flower tube to about 1-inch long, yellow with small red spots or lines on the inside.

Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora)

Seeds: Many, small and black.

Habitat: Dry, well-drained sandy, gravelly, and rocky soils on upper bajadas and moderate slopes in the lower mountains.

Elevation: Sea level to 3,600 feet.

Distribution: Southern California to Utah and Arizona.

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Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora)
Unusually large plant
Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora)
Unusually large plant
Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora)
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Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora)
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Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora)
Seeds spilled on the leaves
Golden Desert-snapdragon (Mohavea breviflora)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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