Description: This small annual species is distinguished by the inflorescence being
shorter than the leaves.
Distribution: The FNA manuscript gives its range as New Mexico and Mexico with
no elaboration on frequency or abundance. It is known from 2 collections
Specimens Seen or Cited: NM: Socorro Co., T9S R8W Sec 3, 6540 ft., gravely soil,
short grass w/ juniper, right off bottom of arroyo, 11 May 1982, L.
McIntosh s.n. (UNM). Sierra Co.(?), Iron Creek Campground, west
slope of Black Range, L.N. Goodding and C. Goodding s.n., (ASU),
no date but annotated by Beetle in 1954 and Kral in 1968.
Habitat: This species occupies relatively dry open
slopes and meadows in P-J and ponderosa pine woodlands.
Discussion: I have tried to call Kral several times with no luck. This predominantly
Mexican species will remain a mystery for now.
Information Compiled By: Robert Sivinski, 1998