Hesperochiron californicus

California Hesperochiron

Rosette of 6–8 leaves, white flowers. Leaves egg-shaped, about 1 in. wide, densely to sparsely hairy on both sides. Single flower on stem about length of leaves, white or tinted blue, bell-shaped, about as long as or longer than wide, with 5 spreading oblong lobes, yellow and hairy inside. Grows in wet pastures, meadows, at mid- to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid-Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--5 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Vernal Wet, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Great Basin, Steens
  • Native: Yes