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Annual, perennial herb, shrub, vine. Leaf: simple or compound, cauline (or most basal), alternate or opposite; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cymes, heads, clusters, or flower 1; bracts in involucres or not. Flower: sepals generally 5, fused at base, translucent membrane generally connecting lobes, torn by fruit; corolla generally 5-lobed, radial or bilateral, salverform to bell-shaped, throat often well defined; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, attached at >= 1 level, filaments of >= 1 length, pollen white, yellow, blue, or red; ovary superior, chambers generally 3, style 1, stigmas generally 3. Fruit: capsule. Seed: 1–many, when wetted swelling or not, gelatinous or not.
26 genera, 314 species: America, northern Europe, northern Asia; some cultivated (Cantua, Cobaea (cup-and-saucer vine), Collomia, Gilia, Ipomopsis, Linanthus, Phlox). [Porter & Johnson 2000 Aliso 19:55–91] Leptodactylon moved to Linanthus. —Scientific Editors: Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Polemoniaceae
Glabrous to woolly, glandular or not. Stem: generally erect. Leaf: cauline, alternate, generally pinnate-lobed or simple; lobes generally linear or lanceolate. Inflorescence: head-like, bracted, generally densely woolly; bracts leaf-like; flowers sessile. Flower: calyx lobes unequal, generally woolly; corolla radial or bilateral, funnel-shaped to salverform; stamens equal or not, anthers generally sagittate, pollen white or blue; style included or exserted. Seed: 1–several per chamber.Key to Eriastrum
16 species: western North America. (Greek: woolly star) [Harrison 1972 Brigham Young Univ Sci Bull, Biol Ser 16:1–26] Apparently much undescribed variation; genus being revised. Key to species by David Gowen, Sarah De Groot.
Annual, generally not glandular. Stem: 2–32 cm. Leaf: 20–50 mm, thread-like, entire or 2–10-lobed, glabrous to woolly. Flower: corolla 11–24 mm, salverform to narrowly funnel-shaped, tube generally 8–14 mm, white, yellow, or blue, throat 2.5–3 mm, white, yellow, or blue, lobes 4–7 mm, pale to dark or bright blue, or lavender; stamens attached at or just below sinuses, exserted.
2n=14. [Online Interchange]
Annual, ± open, occasionally resprouting after summer rain. Stem: 2–32 cm. Leaf: 20–50 mm, thread-like, glabrous to woolly. Inflorescence: generally prominently woolly. Flower: corolla 16–24 mm, generally salverform, tube 8–14 mm, white, yellow, or blue, throat ± 3 mm, yellow or blue, lobes 5–6(7) mm, to 3 mm wide, dark or bright blue, or lavender, veins occasionally darker; stamens attached at or just below sinuses, 3–5 mm, generally equal (occasionally 1 short), exserted. Seed: generally 1–3 per chamber.
Chaparral, grassland, woodland, pine forest; < 2000 m. c&s Sierra Nevada Foothills, s High Sierra Nevada, San Joaquin Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, e South Coast Ranges, Western Transverse Ranges. Variable; needs study. 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 Mar 12 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2012. Eriastrum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=50337, accessed on Mar 12 2014
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