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Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens)
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Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens)

General: Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens) is a low-growing, perennial forb with prickly leaves, reddish stems, and white, 5-petaled flowers.

Granite Nuttall's Linanthus is a common component of the desert vegetation communities in montane habitats in the Yellow Pine (Transition), Pine-Fir (Canadian), Bristlecone (Hudsonian), and Alpine Tundra (Alpine) life zones. Look for this species up on Mt. Charleston.

Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens)

Family: Phlox (Polemoniaceae).

Other Names:

Plant Form: Low, mounded subshrub

Height: To about 10 inches.

Granite Prickly Phlox (Linanthus pungens)

Stems: Slightly reddish.

Leaves:

Flowers: Petals 5, white.

Seeds:

Granite Prickly Phlox (Linanthus pungens)

Habitat: Open rocky areas in the desert mountains into the alpine zone.

Elevation: About 6,000 to 13,000 feet.

Distribution: Western U.S. and Canada.

Comments:

Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens) Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens)
Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens) Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens)
Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens) Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens)
Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens) Nuttall's Linanthus (Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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