Wiggins 1964, Kearney and Peebles 1969, Felger 2000
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Prostrate, diffusely branching annuals, fine to coarse, generally mealy-glandular 3-20 cm. Leaves: Confined to compact clusters at tips of branches; blades obovate to spatulate or linear-spatulate, 2-7 mm wide, 1-2.5 cm long, narrowed to petiole equal to blade, strigose and hirsute. Flowers: Subsessile in terminal, few-flowered cymes in axils of branches; lance linear calyx lobes, 2-3 mm long, glutinous and densely hirsute; funnelform-campanulate corolla bright lavender-pink, lobes ovate, 2 mm long. Fruits: Ovoid capsule 3-2.5 mm long, hirsutulous. Ecology: Found mostly among chaparral on rocky slopes and along arroyos below 3,500 ft (1067 m); flowers April-July. Distribution: UT, AZ, se CA; south to n MEX (Baja California) Notes: Generally forming a a dense mat. Ethnobotany: Seeds pounded in a mortar and boiled into mush. Etymology: Nama comes from the Greek nama for spring or stream, while demissum means hanging down. Synonyms: None Editor: SBuckley, 2010
Plant: annual, hairs generally dense, fine to coarse, generally mealy-glandular, bases swollen; stem prostrate, forked, 3-20 cm Leaves: cauline, generally alternate, simple; margin entire, wavy, crenate, or rolled under INFLORESCENCE: clusters (generally terminal, leafy) or flowers solitary or paired in axils, not coiled Flowers: corolla salverform to bell-shaped; stamens generally attached to corolla at different levels, generally unequal, portion fused to corolla generally narrowly winged; scales at filament base 0 Fruit: capsule, generally loculicidal, ovoid to elliptic; Seeds generally many, small, reddish brown, brown, black or yellow Misc: Sandy or gravelly flats; < 1600 m. Notes: Leaves are narrowly spatulate or obovate.Corolla is funnelform in shape. References: Kearney & Peebles; Arizona Flora. McDougall; Seed plants of Northern Arizona. Hickman, ed., The Jepson Manual. ASU specimans.