Plectritis ciliosa

Long-Spurred Plectritis

Upright stems with clasping opposite leaves. Leaves narrow, entire, hairless. Inflorescence consists of a few-flowered clustered head at stem top. Flowers pink to dark pink with 5 unequal lobes; upper lobe largest; lower middle lobe with 2 red spots, 1 on each side; long spur at back slender, usually slight curved, with pointed tip facing downward. Grows in open moist places at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 6--18 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: East Gorge
  • Native: Yes