Page author: David Giblin
Gruvelia pusilla
little gruvelia
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: East of the Cascades crest in Chelan and Klickitat counties in Washington; Washington, south to California, introduced and disjunct in Chile.

Habitat: Dry, open places at lower elevations.

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Slender strigose annual, the stem 0.5-2 dm. tall, erect or ascending, simple or loosely branched.

Leaves:

Leaves mostly alternate, linear, few, up to 1.5 cm. long and 1.5 mm. wide, the lower opposite.

Flowers:

Inflorescence a few-flowered, false raceme; sepals 5, with forward-pointing, hooked bristles near the tip; corolla white, minute; anthers included.

Fruits:

Four nutlets radially spreading from the low base, 2.5 mm. long, obovate, with hooked bristles along the margins.

Accepted Name:
Gruvelia pusilla A. DC.
Publication: Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 10: 119. 1846.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Pectocarya pusilla (A. DC.) A. Gray [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Gruvelia pusilla in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Gruvelia pusilla checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Gruvelia pusilla atlas page.

CalPhotos: Gruvelia pusilla photos.

USDA Plants: Gruvelia pusilla information.

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