Gayophytum
gayophytum, groundsmoke
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Gayophytum decipiensdeceptive groundsmoke
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central Washington; north-central Washington to California, east to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Habitat: Rocky ridges and slopes, meadows, and flats from sagebrush desert to ponderosa pine forest openings.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Gayophytum diffusumspreading groundsmoke
Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to South Dakota and New Mexico.
Habitat: Dry meadows and open slopes, from lowlands to near timberline.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Gayophytum heterozygumzigzag groundsmoke
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to California, east to Nevada.
Habitat: Forest openings at low to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-July
Gayophytum humiledwarf groundsmoke
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; widespread in western North America; also known from South America.
Habitat: Open areas at low to middle elevations where soil is seasonally wet.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Gayophytum racemosumblack-foot groundsmoke, racemose groundsmoke
Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascade in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Montana and Colorado.
Habitat: Open slopes, often where moist early, from the foothills to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Gayophytum ramosissimumpinyon groundsmoke
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to California and Arizona, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Dry foothills and valleys to the lower mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-July