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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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Annual to tree
Leaves generally cauline, generally simple, generally alternate, petioled or not; stipules 0
Inflorescence: panicle, raceme, spike, or flowers solitary in axils, generally open; bracts leaf-like or not
Flower: bisexual, radial or bilateral, sometimes inverted (pedicel twisted 180°; hypanthium generally present, ± fused to ovary; sepals generally 5; corolla radial to 2-lipped, generally fused (tube sometimes split down back), lobes generally 5; stamens 5, free or ± fused (anthers and filaments fused into tube or filaments fused above middle); ovary inferior, sometimes half inferior, chambers 13, placentas axile or parietal, ovules many, style generally 1, 25-branched
Fruit: generally capsule, dehiscing on sides or at tip by pores or short valves
Genera in family: ± 70 genera, ± 2000 species: worldwide. Some cultivated for ornamental (Campanula, Jasione, Lobelia ). Subfamilies sometimes treated as different families.
Species in genus: 1 sp
Etymology: (Thomas C. Porter, botanist, 18221901)
Annual 230 cm, emergent or terrestrial, glabrous
Stem erect, branched from base or not
Leaves cauline, sessile; blade (5)1215 mm, (1)35 mm wide, narrowly ovate (aerial) to narrowly triangular (submersed), entire, sometimes few-toothed
Inflorescence: raceme; bract 1 per flower, leaf-like, ascending; pedicels in fruit 13 cm
Flower inverted, fragrant; hypanthium 12.5 mm; sepals = or > fruit, narrowly triangular; corolla tube 45 mm, linear, blue, throat with 2 folds, yellow, limb 2-lipped, upper lip 2-lobed, lobes 12 mm, narrowly triangular, erect, deep blue, lower lip 3-lobed, lobes 38 mm, ± round, spreading, blue, base yellow or white; stamens fused, anthers ± 2 mm, 2 short anthers appendaged, horn-like appendage ± 0.5 mm, comb-like appendage 4-pronged; ovary 2-chambered, stigma cup- or plate-like, papillate
Fruit 510 mm, hemispheric to cylindric; tip conic, dehiscing by valves
Seed 1 mm, smooth, fine striate
Ecology: Moist, grassy roadsides, lake and pond edges
Elevation: 15003100 m.
Bioregional distribution: High Cascade Range, n High Sierra Nevada, Great Basin Floristic Province
Distribution outside California: to Wyoming, Arizona
Flowering time: JunAug
Horticultural information: TRY.
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