Oregon Flora Image Project
Gayophytum diffusum Torrey & Gray   ssp. parviflorum F. H. Lewis & J. Szweykowski ground smoke - native
Onagraceae

Click on an image for a larger version. All images Gerald D. Carr unless otherwise noted.

Between Metolius Springs and Camp Sherman, Jefferson Co., OR, 7/9/2006 Between Metolius Springs and Camp Sherman, Jefferson Co., OR, 7/9/2006 Between Metolius Springs and Camp Sherman, Jefferson Co., OR, 7/9/2006
Between Metolius Springs and Camp Sherman, Jefferson Co., OR, 7/9/2006 Between Metolius Springs and Camp Sherman, Jefferson Co., OR, 7/9/2006 Between Metolius Springs and Camp Sherman, Jefferson Co., OR, 7/9/2006 Canyon Creek Meadows Loop Tr., near W end of S portion, near Lower Canyon Creek Meadow, Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, ca. 5520 ft. elev., Jefferson Co., OR, 8/4/2009

The plants depicted in the images below are rather arbitrarily included here.  Gayophytum diffusum is so broadly defined (note the key in Jepson Manual).that it can accommodate plants exhibiting some of the features of a number of other species in the genus.  Gayophytum populations from Steens seem particularly difficult to assign to species.  For example, the images below represent plants that show tendencies toward either G. decipiens or G. racemosum (leaves longer than internodes, leaves and fruits erect to ascending, flowers small, fruits sessile or with a stout narrowed sterile portion, fruit compressed [but not as flat as G. humile]). 

Steens Mountain Loop Rd., 19.1 mi. ESE of Frenchglen, N42.71404, W118.61843, 7845 ft. elev., Harney Co., OR, 9/2/2011 Steens Mountain Loop Rd., 19.1 mi. ESE of Frenchglen, N42.71404, W118.61843, 7845 ft. elev., Harney Co., OR, 9/2/2011 Steens Mountain Loop Rd., 19.1 mi. ESE of Frenchglen, N42.71404, W118.61843, 7845 ft. elev., Harney Co., OR, 9/2/2011 Steens Mountain Loop Rd., 19.1 mi. ESE of Frenchglen, N42.71404, W118.61843, 7845 ft. elev., Harney Co., OR, 9/2/2011 Steens Mountain Loop Rd., 19.1 mi. ESE of Frenchglen, N42.71404, W118.61843, 7845 ft. elev., Harney Co., OR, 9/2/2011
Steens Mountain Loop Rd., 19.1 mi. ESE of Frenchglen, N42.71404, W118.61843, 7845 ft. elev., Harney Co., OR, 9/2/2011 Steens Mountain Loop Rd., 19.1 mi. ESE of Frenchglen, N42.71404, W118.61843, 7845 ft. elev., Harney Co., OR, 9/2/2011 Steens Mountain Loop Rd., 19.1 mi. ESE of Frenchglen, N42.71404, W118.61843, 7845 ft. elev., Harney Co., OR, 9/2/2011 Steens Mountain Loop Rd., 19.1 mi. ESE of Frenchglen, N42.71404, W118.61843, 7845 ft. elev., Harney Co., OR, 9/2/2011

 

 

 

 

 


Main Index