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DRAPERIA


Species in genus: 1 sp
Etymology: (J.W. Draper, Am historian and scientist, 1800's)

Native

N. breviflora A. Gray


Stem prickles, minute, reflexed
Leaves alternate; blade 7–30 mm, 15–40 mm wide, 3–6-lobed, lobes acute, generally entire
Inflorescence: pedicels < 5 mm in flower, < 15 mm in fruit
Flower: calyx lobes 3–5 mm, stiffly ciliate, appendages 1–2 mm; corolla 2 mm, 1–4 mm wide, bell-shaped, white or purplish; filaments < corolla tube, anthers << 1 mm; style < 1 mm, tip lobed
Seed generally 1, reddish, smooth but regularly, deeply pitted in rows
Chromosomes: n=9
Ecology: Streambanks, meadows, thickets
Elevation: 1500–2200 m.
Bioregional distribution: Modoc Plateau
Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, Colorado

Native

var. atomaria (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Chandler


Leaves: upper and lower similar, deeply 5–13-lobed
Flower: corolla 6–12 mm, 10–30 mm wide, white with black dots radiating from center almost to margins, sometimes faintly blue-tinted or -veined; filaments = corolla tube
Seeds 8–12
Chromosomes: n=9
Ecology: Coastal bluffs, grassy slopes
Elevation: 15–1500 m.
Bioregional distribution: Northwestern California, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area
Distribution outside California: Oregon
Horticultural information: SUN: 4, 5, 15, 16, 17, 24 &SHD: 7, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23.

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