Limnanthes floccosa subsp. pumila

(Howell) Arroyo

Brittonia 25: 187. 1973.

Common names: Dwarf meadowfoam
Basionym: Limnanthes pumila Howell Fl. N.W. Amer., 108. 1897
Synonyms: Limnanthes floccosa var. pumila (Howell) C. T. Mason
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 183. Mentioned on page 175, 182.

Herbage glabrous. Stems decumbent. Flowers cup-shaped; sepals not accrescent, lanceolate to lanceolate-ovate, 7.5–8 mm, abaxially and adaxially glabrous; petals oblong, 7.5–8.5 mm, apex obtuse (not emarginate); filaments 4.2–4.7 mm; anthers ± 1 mm, usually dehiscing introrsely; style 3–3.5 mm. Nutlets 3–5, tubercles broad-based, platelike cones.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Edges of deep vernal pools on lava flows
Elevation: 600 m


Of conservation concern.

Subspecies pumila is found only on the summits of Upper Table Rock and Lower Table Rock, in Jackson County.

Selected References


Lower Taxa