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Limnanthes douglasii sulphurea (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)
Limnanthes douglasii sulphurea (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

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Zones 1-9, 14-24
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Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Limnanthes douglasii

Meadowfoam, Poached Eggs

Annuals, Flowers

This low annual produces a blanket of yellow-and-white flowers on wet meadows in California and southwestern Oregon in spring. Can be coaxed into a longer bloom with regular watering. Grows to 6–12 in. high and broad, with yellowish green, finely divided leaves and clusters of inch-wide yellow flowers with white petal tips. L. d. sulphurea, sometimes called Point Reyes meadowfoam, is a coastal subspecies with pure yellow blooms. Flowers of L. d. nivea are almost entirely white. Sow seeds in fall or earliest spring. Plants self-sow where adapted.

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