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Chaenorhinum minus
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Distribution: Scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon; occurring throughout much of North America.

Habitat: Roadside, disturbed open areas, waste ground.

Flowers: May-October

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Slender, low annual with soft, fine pubescence throughout.


Leaves opposite below and alternate above, linear to linear-oblanceolate, entire, grayish, short-petiolate.


Flowers solitary on long peduncles arising from the leaf axils; calyx deeply 5-lobed, the lobes narrow and spreading; corolla bilabiate, lavender, the mouth slightly open, 6-8 mm. long, with a short, blunt spur.



Accepted Name:
Chaenorhinum minus (L.) Lange
Publication: Prodr. Fl. Hispan. 2: 577-578. 1870.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Chaenorhinum minus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Chaenorhinum minus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Chaenorhinum minus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Chaenorhinum minus photos.

USDA Plants: Chaenorhinum minus information.

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