Leptosiphon harknessii (Curran) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson
Harkness' linanthus
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Curtis Bjork     (Photo ID #21986)


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Distribution of Leptosiphon harknessii
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Species Information

Annual herb from a taproot; stems slender, often branched, hairless or minutely hairy in part, 5-20 cm tall.
Opposite, unstalked, palmately cleft into 3 to 7 soft, thread-like segments 5-15 mm long, or the uppermost leaves entire, the segments fringed with bristly hairs; leaves of the inflorescence longer than those below and more densely fringed.
Capsules, 3-chambered; seeds 1 per chamber, swelling and becoming sticky when moistened.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Dry meadows, grasslands and forest openings in the steppe to subalpine zones; rare in SC and SE BC, known recently only from Idaho Peak, Slocan Valley; S to ID, NV and CA.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Linanthus harknessii (Curran) Greene
Linanthus harknessii subsp. condensatus H. Mason
Linanthus harknessii subsp. harknessii