Eremothera refracta (S. Watson) W.L. Wagner & Hoch
Family: Onagraceae
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Dianne Fristrom  
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Habit: Plant generally +- red, sparsely minutely strigose, especially in inflorescence also glandular; rosette +- 0. Stem: erect, 6--45 cm, peeling. Leaves: Leaf: < 60 mm, narrowly elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, proximal-most generally oblanceolate, sparsely minutely dentate. Flowers: Inflorescence: nodding. Flower: hypanthium 4--6 mm; sepals 4--6 mm; petals 3.5--7 mm, white fading +- red; 70--100% of pollen grains 4--5-angled. Fruits: Fruit: 20--50 mm, 0.7--1 mm wide, spreading or reflexed, cylindric, straight or wavy. Seed: 0.9--1.5 mm, minutely pitted in rows. Ecology: Sandy slopes, flats, desert scrub; Elevation: -30--1300 m; flowers March-May. Distribution: s California: to s Nevada, southwestern Utah, western Arizona. Synonyms: Oenothera refracta, Eremothera refracta