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LIMNANTHACEAE MEADOWFOAM FAMILY

Robert Ornduff & Nancy R. Morin

Annual, glabrous to hairy. Stem: generally branched. Leaf: alternate, deeply pinnately lobed to 1–2-compound; stipules 0. Inflorescence: flowers solitary in axils, pedicelled. Flower: generally bisexual, radial; sepals 3–5, free; petals 3–5, free, white to pink or yellow; stamens 3, 8, or 10, free, generally in 2 whorls; nectary glands at bases of outer stamens; pistil 1, ovary deeply 2–5-lobed, style 1, from base of ovary. Fruit: mericarps 1–5, 1-seeded, ovoid to spheric, generally tubercled.
2n=10.
2 genera, 10 species: temperate North America. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.

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FLOERKEA FALSE MERMAID

1 sp.: North America. (H.G. Floerke, German botanist, 1764–1835)

F. proserpinacoides Willd.
NATIVE
Annual, decumbent to erect, fleshy, glabrous. Stem: < 20 cm. Leaf: 1-ternate or 1-odd-pinnate, <= 6 cm; leaflets 3–5, <= 2 cm, ± oblong. Flower: sepals generally 3, 2–4 mm; petals generally 3, spoon-shaped, white, tips ± entire; stamens 3–6; ovary lobes 2–3. Fruit: mericarps 2–3, 2–3.5 mm, ± spheric, wrinkled or tubercled above.
Moist open places in conifer forest or sagebrush scrub; 1500–3200 m. Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau; to British Columbia, eastern North America. May–Jul [Online Interchange]

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Jul 25 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Floerkea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=25965, accessed on Jul 25 2014

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