glandular threadplant, more...
[Nemacladus glanduliferus var. orientalis McVaugh, more]
Wiggins 1964, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Winter spring ephemeral, 3.5-18 cm, glabrous or sparsely to moderately pubescent with short white hairs at base; stems threadlike, much branched and upright or spreading. Herbage usually dark olive-green to purple brown. . Leaves: Basal leaves 3-10 mm long, oblanceolate with toothed margins, soon drying, stem leaves are bractlike. Flowers: Racemes zigzag, pedicels ascending to spreading, calyx segments green, .8-1.5 mm, corollas twice as long as calyx, lobes pointed, white with maroon-purple tips. Fruits: Capsule, 2-celled, loculicidally dehiscent. Ecology: Found on rocky slopes, sandy-gravelly soils, along washes, arroyos below 5,000 ft (1524 m); flowers April-June. Distribution: sw UT through AZ and s CA to nw MEX (Sonora and Baja Calif.) Notes: Notable for its diffuse much branched habit and stiffer branches. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Nemacladus is from Greek nema, a thread and clados, branch, meaning thread-like branches, while glanduliferus means bearing or producing glands. Synonyms: None Editor: SBuckley, 2010