Synonyms: Gayophytum caesium, Gayophytum helleri, Gayophytum helleri var. glabrum, Gayophytum humile var. hirtellum, Gayophytum racemosum var. caesium, Gayophytum racemosum var. racemosum
Close-ups of the flower
and upper stem leaves of what may be racemed groundsmoke as seen along the access road to Antelope Mountain Lookout, Malheur National Forest..........June 25, 2011.
The photo above and directly below shows
racemed groundsmoke. Note how small the flowers are,
and how the sepals begin to turn downward as the flowers open. Note also the mountain navarretia (Navarretia
divaricata) at lower right in the photo above. Photographed at about 4100'
on a rocky bald atop the ridge dividing the Dairy Creek and Cougar Creek drainages
at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..........June 13,
2005. The plants of this
species at this location tend to be less than 8 cm high. The petals are less than 1 mm long. Note also how the leaves are much longer than the internodes.