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NARTHECIACEAE BOG ASPHODEL FAMILY

Dale W. McNeal

Perennial herb; rhizomes slender, creeping. Stem: simple, glabrous. Leaf: mostly basal, along rhizome, linear, grass-like, densely overlapped, cauline reduced. Inflorescence: raceme. Flower: perianth parts 6 in 2 petal-like whorls, erect in age, lance-linear; stamens 6, epipetalous, filaments densely hairy, anthers attached near middle; ovary superior, shallowly 3-lobed, chambers 3, style minutely 3-lobed. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal, weakly 3-lobed. Seed: many, bristle-tipped at both ends, pale yellow to brown.
5 or 6 genera, 17–29 species: generally northern temperate. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.

NARTHECIUM BOG ASPHODEL
Stem: erect, ± scapose, 10–70 cm. Leaf: upper 3–6 reduced. Flower: perianth parts free, yellow to green-yellow; stamens 6, filaments woolly; ovary lobes fused into a stylar beak. Seed: brown.
4–8 species: northern temperate. (Greek: ancient name)

N. californicum Baker
NATIVE
Stem: 20–60 cm. Leaf: basal 10–30 cm. Inflorescence: 8–15 cm; flower bract 1; pedicels overlapped or not, 5–12 mm, bractlets (0)1, generally above middle. Flower: 5–10 mm; anthers 3–4 mm. Fruit: ± 2 × perianth, lanceolate. Seed: 6–9 mm (including bristle-tips).
2n=26. Wet meadows, streambanks; 700–2600 m. Klamath Ranges, Outer North Coast Ranges, High Cascade Range, n&c High Sierra Nevada. Jul–Aug [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 Apr 24 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2012. Narthecium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34411, accessed on Apr 24 2014

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