Cordylanthus nevinii A. Gray

Nevin's Bird's Beak
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)


Nevin's bird's beak is a slender, paniculately-branched annual with bristly hairs on the stem and leaves and alternate leaves, the lower ones somewhat crowded and three-lobed, the upper linear and more segregated.  The flowers are in 1-3-flowered heads subtended by greenish outer bracts that are three-lobed and much shorter than the flower.  The calyx is purplish, the corolla white with yellow tip.  Nevin's bird's beak grows on dry slopes from 5000' to 8000' in the Transverse and Peninsular Ranges and blooms from July to September.  These pictures were taken in the Mt. Pinos area and on the South Fork Meadows Trail in the San Bernardinos.

Click here for Latin name derivations: 1) Cordylanthus 2) nevinii.
Pronunciation: kor-di-LAN-thus NEV-in-ee-eye.
Click here for Botanical Term Meanings.


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