Downingia yina

Cascade Downingia

Erect to decumbent, grows in masses. Stem branching. Leaves small, sessile, linear to lance-shaped, with pointed tip, often withered by flowering time. Flowers with long ovary tube sustain 5-bracted calyx topped by corolla. Flower corolla blue, about 1/3 in. across, with 2 lips; lower 2 yellow spots surrounded by white and 3 blue lobes rounded with small tooth at tip. Upper lip blue, with 2 short lobes. Stamen column does not extend above corolla. Found in lakes, ponds, vernal-wet areas, below 5400 ft.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 1--4 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Steens, Olympic Np, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes

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