california river bar plant

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Date Photo Taken: 09/15/2013
Location: South Fork of Trinity River, Northern California
Posted By: etrin


Observed on dry gravel bar along South Fork of Trinity River, Northern California. Plant has many small blue ornate blossoms. Growing alongside Mentzelia (blazing star).


  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Possibly trichostema lanatum

    September 17th, 2013 at 9:18 am
  2. etrin Registered says:

    After looking through the pictures for species in genus Trichostema, I think the flower in my photo looks most like T. laxum (‘turpentine weed’). The range and habitat are appropriate. Thank you, Stone, for pointing me in the right direction.

    September 17th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

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