PLANT: Stems 3-10 cm tall, compact; stems leafy throughout, pubescent with branched hairs. LEAVES: oblong to mostly oblanceolate, toothed to lobed, 1-2.5 cm long, the teeth and lobes with 2-3 bristles in the proximal half, the distal half with 1-2 bristles per lobe. FLOWERS: calyx 5-10 mm long, pubescent; corolla funnelform, the tube 10-13 mm long, the lobes white to lavender; stamens equal; anthers exserted; pollen white to blue. CAPSULE: 5-8 mm long. NOTES: 2 subspp.; OR and ID, s to CA and AZ. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.
Wilken and Porter 2005, Jepson 2012, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Herbaceous annuals to 10 cm high, stems erect and leafy throughout, pubescent with with nonglandular, branching hairs. Leaves: Alternate, linear or oblong to oblanceolate, 1-2.5 cm long with 3-5 teeth at the tip, each tooth with 1 bristle, the basal teeth of the upper leaves reduced to clusters of 2-3 bristles, basal leaves usually absent but plants otherwise leafy throughout. Flowers: White to lavender, corollas radial and funnel-shaped, the tube 10-13 mm long with 5 acute-tipped, petal-like lobes, sepals generally 5, fused at the base with a translucent membrane connecting the lobes, calyx pubescent, 5-10 mm long, with equal, bristle-tipped lobes, stamens 5, attached at or below sinuses, equal, exserted, pollen white to blue, style 1, exserted, ovaries superior, chambers 3, stigmas generally 3, flowers borne in terminal, head-like infloresences, sessile or on short pedicles, subtended by leafy bracts. Fruits: Capsules, lance-oblong and triangular in cross-section, 5-8 mm long, the outer wall of the valve flattened. Seeds gelatinous when wet. Ecology: Found in sandy washes, somewhat common, usually lower than but up to 5,000 ft (1524 m); flowering February-June. Distribution: Idaho to Arizona and California. Notes: Look for this species in Coconino, Mohave, Maricopa, Yuma, and Pima counties. Ethnobotany: Unknown. Etymology: Langloisia is named after the Reverand Father Auguste Barth_l_my Langlois (1832-199), a Louisiana priest and botanist, and setosissima means very bristly hairy. Synonyms: None Editor: LCrumbacher2012