Meconella oregana

White Meconella

Spreading branches, several flowering stems. Plants slender, without hairs. Leaves egg-shaped. Basal leaves with short petioles; stem leaves smaller, sessile. Flowers with very thin stalks, 4–6 petals, white, 4–6 stamens. Seedpod 1/2–3/4 in., linear, often twisted. Grows in open vernal-moist areas with sandy or gravelly soils, often hidden among grasses, at low elevations. Plants complete growth cycle as the vernal seepages dry.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 1--4 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet
  • Found In: West Gorge
  • Native: Yes

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