Horned Downingia

Downingia bicornuta var. picta

Campanulaceae Family (Bellflower)

 

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Trigger hairs (coming off the reproductive column at the center top of the flower) are very long and twisted together.
     
  • Variety picta is distinguishable from variety bicornuta by the distinctive veins in the throat of the corolla. Both varieties may occur on Mather Field. 

Habitat(s)

  • Vernal pools. 

Additional Information

 

 

Copyright 2004-2009 Carol W. Witham. All rights reserved.