Polemoniaceae
Linanthus nuttallii

Nuttall's Linanthus

Spreading mound, bristly, all parts fragrant. Stems many. Leaves divided, usually 5 linear parts. Flowers clustered at stem top, white to cream, tube funnel-shaped, throat yellow. Grows in dry open flats, openings in forests, sometimes in serpentine, at all elevations. Sometimes forms rather large, very showy mounds. Subsp. nuttallii is hairless or nearly so, grows east of Cascade Mountain Range.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--8 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Subalpine, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: N Cascades NP, Siskiyous, Mt. Rainier NP
  • Native: Yes