Horkelia hendersonii

Henderson's Horkelia

Tufted, soft grayish. Leaves cylindrical, 1–4 in., spreading to erect, crowded with 10–20 wedge-shaped densely hairy leaflets, 5-toothed . Inflorescence dense with 5–20 flowers topping reddish stem with few small leaves. Flower base densely hairy; reddish lance-shaped sepals and linear to oblong white petals slightly shorter in length than small narrow bractlets just below sepals. Grows in granitic soils at 6500–7600 ft. Rare in northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. Found on Mount Ashland in Jackson County, Oregon.

  • Rarity: Endemic
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 5--8 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes