Gayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum

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Scientific Name Gayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Spreading Groundsmoke ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) UC Jepsen
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine; moist or dry ground, open to lightly wooded and disturbed areas.
Plant: Much-branched, open annual, 4 to 20 inches tall, red stems. Plants in these images are about 6 to 8 inches tall.
Leaves: Narrow, linear stem leaves up to 2-1/4 inches long, smaller upward.
Inflorescence: Very small, inconspicuous flowers, about 1/4-inch across with 5 white petals.
References: Descr. adapted from Flora & Fauna Northwest.
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