Navarretia breweri
Brewer's navarretia, yellow-flowered navarretia, yellow pincushion-plant

Distribution: East of the Cascades, Douglas County, Washington, south to California, east to Wyoming and Arizona

Habitat: Dry, open areas and meadows, from the foothills to moderate elevations in the mountains

Flowers: May - July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Review Group 1 in Washington (WANHP)


Freely branched, glandular annual up to 1 dm. tall.


Leaves firm and prickly, up to 2.5 cm. long, pinnatifid, the terminal segment distinctly longer than the lateral ones; bracts similar to the true leaves.


Inflorescence of dense, leafy-bracteate heads terminating the stem and branches; calyx 6-9.5 mm. long, with 5 unequal lobes, and with broad translucent intervals between the herbaceous segments; corolla yellow, about equal to the calyx, the 5 lobes short; filaments equal and equally inserted below the sinuses; style 3-parted; ovary superior.


Capsule 3-celled, each with 1 or 2 seeds.

Accepted Name:
Navarretia breweri (A. Gray) Greene
Publication: Pittonia 1: 137. 1887.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Navarretia breweri in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Navarretia breweri checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Navarretia breweri atlas page.

CalPhotos: Navarretia breweri photos.

USDA Plants: Navarretia breweri information.

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