Hydrophyllaceae
Hesperochiron pumilus

Dwarf Hesperochiron

Basal leaf rosette with erect to spreading flower stems. Leaves 2–10, from root, short petioles with leaf blades less than 1 in. wide, linear, oblong to egg-shaped, usually without hairs. Flowers 2–8, on separate stalks, flat, saucer-shaped, wider than high, with egg-shaped petals, opening wide, white or possibly tinted purple, center bright yellow, hairy, with noticeable dark beelines. Stamens 5, with black to purple pollen. Grows in vernal-wet meadows, rocky openings, at low to subalpine elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--4 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Meadow, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Steens, Wallowas, Siskiyous, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes