Collomia linearis Nutt.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Collomia linearis Nutt.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual, 1–6 dm, hairy especially above, the main stem and each of the branches (when present) terminating in a dense, leafy-bracteate cluster of essentially sessile fls; lvs numerous, lanceolate to linear, sessile or nearly so, entire, 1–7 cm × 1–15 mm, the uppermost often broadest; cor pink or bluish to white, much longer than the cal, 8–15 mm, with slender tube and short (1.5–3 mm) lobes; filaments short, unequally inserted; seeds 1 per locule; 2n=16. Mostly in dry soil; B.C. to Calif., e. to Wis., Neb., and N.M., and in the Gaspé region of Que.; occasionally intr. elsewhere. May–Aug. (Gilia l.)