Parentucellia viscosa

Yellow Parentucellia

Plant erect, hairy. Stems unbranched. Leaves opposite, stemless, with lance-shaped blade, heavily veined, toothed. Flower spike narrow, at top. Flower tube about same length as calyx. Flower yellow, 1 in. long, sticky-hairy; 2 lips, upper lip short, lower lip longer with 3 distinct lobes leading to 2 ridges on tube floor. A Mediterranean weed found in moist pastures, grassy sites, along coast and Columbia River.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 12--25 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Coastal, Vernal Wet, Disturbed
  • Found In: Olympic Np
  • Native: No