[The Waterleafs of Mt. Adams Country]

Dwarf Hesperochiron, Dwarf Monkey-fiddle

Hesperochiron pumilus

Synonyms: Hesperochiron pumilus var. ciliatus, Hesperochiron villosulus

Dwarf Hesperochiron, Dwarf Monkey-fiddle: Hesperochiron pumilus (Synonyms: Hesperochiron pumilus var. ciliatus, Hesperochiron villosulus)

Dwarf hesperochiron as seen in open coniferous forest near the Yakima-Klickitat County line just south of the western portion of the Klickitat Canyon NRCA..........May 1, 2015.

Dwarf Hesperochiron, Dwarf Monkey-fiddle: Hesperochiron pumilus (Synonyms: Hesperochiron pumilus var. ciliatus, Hesperochiron villosulus)

The photo above shows dwarf hesperochiron as seen in open coniferous forest along road K1000 east of the Mt. Adams Highway..........May 5, 2007. At this site, numerous plants are scattered on pine needle covered soils. Typically as seen below, the species is found on moist, open soils, often in shallow depressions.

Dwarf Hesperochiron, Dwarf Monkey-fiddle: Hesperochiron pumilus (Synonyms: Hesperochiron pumilus var. ciliatus, Hesperochiron villosulus)

The photo above shows a close-up of dwarf hesperochiron as seen at a rocky meadow near 2800' along road K6000 on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams.........May 6, 2006.

Dwarf Hesperochiron, Dwarf Monkey-fiddle: Hesperochiron pumilus (Synonyms: Hesperochiron pumilus var. ciliatus, Hesperochiron villosulus)

The photo above shows a close-up side-view of the saucer-shaped flower of dwarf hesperochiron as seen at a rocky meadow near 2800' along road K6000 on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams.........May 6, 2006.

Dwarf Hesperochiron, Dwarf Monkey-fiddle: Hesperochiron pumilus (Synonyms: Hesperochiron pumilus var. ciliatus, Hesperochiron villosulus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the sepals and opening petals of dwarf hesperochiron as seen at a rocky meadow near 2800' along road K6000 on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams..........May 6, 2006.

Basal leaf of Dwarf Hesperochiron, Dwarf Monkey-fiddle: Hesperochiron pumilus (Synonyms: Hesperochiron pumilus var. ciliatus, Hesperochiron villosulus)

The photo above shows a close-up of a leaf of dwarf hesperochiron as seen at a rocky meadow near 2800' along road K6000 on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams.........May 6, 2006.

Dwarf Hesperochiron, Dwarf Monkey-fiddle: Hesperochiron pumilus (Synonyms: Hesperochiron pumilus var. ciliatus, Hesperochiron villosulus)

The photo above shows a close-up of dwarf hesperochiron as seen in vernally moist soils along Lakeside Road in Conboy Lake NWR about one-half mile west of Fisher Hill Road........April 27, 2008.

Dwarf Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus

Dwarf hesperochiron as seen in bloom in moist soils in coniferous forest near Lakeside Road in Conboy Lake NWR..........April 30, 2009.

Dwarf Hesperochiron, Dwarf Monkey-fiddle: Hesperochiron pumilus (Synonyms: Hesperochiron pumilus var. ciliatus, Hesperochiron villosulus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of dwarf hesperochiron as seen in a small, wet, rocky meadow along Rd 6000 at an elevation of 2780' on the southeastern side of Mt. Adams.........May 14, 2005.

Paul Slichter