Navarretia hamata

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Asterids Ericales Polemoniaceae Navarretia

Navarretia hamata flowerHooked Pincushionplant / Hooked Navarretia

Seen blooming on Jesusita trail (or actually the fireroad near Inspiration, just under the pylons) in May and June.

It is a small plant (the biggest I’ve seen is about 6 inches, most about 4) with small, blue, five petaled flowers. The most distinctive features are its hairiness and the hooks at the end of spines.

I believe this is subspecies parviloba; the other subspecies have more vivid flowers.

Navarretia hamata plant

Navarretia hamata flower

Navarretia hamata flower2

4 Responses to “Navarretia hamata”

  1. erin Says:

    This looks like a navarretia to me. Not sure which one

  2. Marc Kummel Says:

    Maybe Navarretia atractyloides?

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