Emmenanthe penduliflora, Whisperingbells
Scientific Name: Emmenanthe penduliflora
Common Name: Whisperingbells
Also Called: Whispering Bells and Yellow Whispering Bells (Spanish: Campanita de Suspiro)
Family: Hydrophyllaceae (Boraginaceae, Hydrophylloideae), the Waterleaf Family
Size: Up to 30 inches or more.
Growth Form: Forb/herb; stems fleshy, erect, multiple branches, glandular, sticky hairs, plants with a medicinal odor.
Leaves: Green; alternate, new growth basal, cauline leaves with short petioles or sessile, slightly clasping, sharply dentate or pinnate.
Flower Color: Yellow; flowers bell-shaped, hanging or pendulous on terminal inflorescence, corolla persisting around fruit which is also glandular.
Flowering Season: March to May.
Elevation: 4,000 or lower.
Habitat Preferences: Along streams and dry washes, slopes, disturbed natural areas and often under protective bushes.
Recorded Range: Whisperingbells are found in the United States in; AZ, CA, NV and UT and in Baja California, Mexico. Populations are most abundant in much of California, central and southeast Nevada, extreme southwest Utah and central, southern and northwestern Arizona.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
Emmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflora, Whisperingbells (see range above),
Emmenanthe penduliflora var. rosea, Whisperingbells (found in California only).
Comments: Whisperingbells is a popular and semi-common spring and early summer wildflower.