Polemoniaceae
Linanthus harknessii

Harkness' Linanthus

Stems erect, thread-like, many branches at top. Leaves divided into thin segments. Flowers single on stalks at stem tops. Flowers small, white or blue, funnel-shaped, the tube shorter than the lobes, stamens extending outward. Not bicolored. Grows in open flat areas at mid-elevations. There are similar thread-like, small-flowered Linanthus in our region that are difficult to distinguish.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--16 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Wallowas, Steens, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes