Cordylanthus ramosus

Nuttall ex Bentham

in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 10: 597. 1846.

Common names: Bushy bird’s-beak
Synonyms: Adenostegia ciliosa Rydberg A. ramosa (Nuttall ex Bentham) Greene Cordylanthus ramosus var. puberulus J. F. Macbride C. ramosus subsp. setosus Pennell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 675. Mentioned on page 670, 671.

Stems erect, 10–30(–90) cm, puberulent, sometimes pilose. Leaves puberulent; proximal 10–40 mm, margins 3–5-lobed, lobes 1–2 mm wide; distal 10–15 × 0.5–1 mm, margins entire. Inflorescences capitate spikes, 3–7-flowered; bracts 1–7, 10–20 mm, margins 5–7-lobed, lobes green, sometimes purple distally, filiform. Pedicels: bracteoles 10–20 mm, margins entire. Flowers: calyx 15–20 mm, tube 0 mm, apex entire or 2-fid, cleft 0–1 mm; corolla pale yellow, spotted and streaked with purple, 10–20 mm, throat 4–6 mm diam., abaxial lip 3–5 mm, ca. equal to and appressed to adaxial; stamens 4, filaments hairy distally, fertile pollen sacs 2 per filament, unequal. Capsules oblong-lanceoloid, 8–10 mm. Seeds 10–20, light brown, narrowly ovate, 1.5–2 mm, reticulate. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering late Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Rocky, alkaline soils, sagebrush scrub.
Elevation: 400–2900 m.


Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wyo.


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Kerry A. Barringer +
Nuttall ex Bentham +
Bushy bird’s-beak +
Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
400–2900 m. +
Rocky, alkaline soils, sagebrush scrub. +
Flowering late Jun–Aug. +
in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. +
Adenostegia ciliosa +, A. ramosa +, Cordylanthus ramosus var. puberulus +  and C. ramosus subsp. setosus +
Cordylanthus ramosus +
Cordylanthus +
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