Regularity: Regularly occurring
Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
Catalog Number: US 2946069
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): W. L. Jepson
Year Collected: 1929
Locality: Willow Spring Station; alt. 650-1000 ft., Amador, California, United States, North America
Elevation (m): 198 to 305
- Isolectotype: Jepson, W. L. 1936. Fl. Calif. 2: 411.
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
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Limnanthes striata was formerly a species of meadowfoam known by the common name foothill meadowfoam. It haa recently been subsumed into the species Limnanthes douglasii in both the Jepson Manual and the Flora of North America. This plant is endemic to California, where it is known from the Sierra Nevada foothills and the southern Klamath Mountains. It grows in wet, grassy habitat, carpeting the edges of vernal pools and ephemeral creeks.
Foothill meadowfoam is an annual herb producing a spreading stem up to about 30 centimeters long. The leaves are made up of several linear to oval-shaped lobed or unlobed leaflets each up to 2 centimeters long. The funnel-shaped flower has veined white petals with yellow bases.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Flora of North America includes L. striata as a subspecies of L. douglasii. Other taxonomic treatments, including Kartesz 1994, treat L. striata as a distinct species.