Polemoniaceae
Linanthus bicolor

Babystars

Stem erect, unbranched, a whorl of leaves at stem top. Leaves divided into many narrow segments, stiff hairs on upper surface, shiny below. Few flowers open at a time from within the leaves. Flowers with erect, long, slender, reddish tubes have 5 pink lobes at top; throat of tube yellow, with yellow ring under lobes, or colors sometimes reversed; stamens extending outward. Grows in spring-damp to fairly dry places at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 2--6 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Columbia Basin, N Cascades NP, West Gorge, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes