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Kelloggia galioides
milk kelloggia

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Forest openings, from middle elevations in the mountains to the subalpine.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Perennial herbs from well-developed, creeping rhizomes, glabrous throughout, the stems clustered, 1-6 dm. tall.


Leaves opposite, sessile, entire, lance-linear or lanceolate, 1.5-5 cm. long and 2-15 mm. wide, with small, interpetiolar stipules.


Inflorescence a terminal, open, several-flowered cyme; calyx with (usually) 4 short teeth; corolla narrowly funnel-shaped, with (usually) 4 spreading, narrow lobes, pink or white, 4-8 mm. long, about the same length as the tube; style exerted, slender, bifid at the tip; ovary 2-celled, inferior.


Fruit oblong, 3-4 mm. long, the 2 segments readily separable.

Accepted Name:
Kelloggia galioides Torr.
Publication: Bot. Wilkes Exp. 17: 332, pl. 6. 1874.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Kelloggia galioides in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Kelloggia galioides checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Kelloggia galioides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Kelloggia galioides photos.

USDA Plants: Kelloggia galioides information.

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