Latin name: Pterostegia drymarioides Fischer & C.
  Meyer
  Pronunciation: ter-oh-STEE-jee-a dry-mar-ee-OH-i-dees

  Common name: Threadstem
  Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
  Habitat: Shade of shrubs, rocks, etc. to 5000' in much
  of cismontane southern California and occasional in
  the desert
  Blooming period: March to July
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Pterostegia
  2) drymarioides
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