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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. austiniae (Eastw.) Brand


Stem ± glabrous to bristly
Leaves opposite; lower 1–2 cm, base tapered, lobes 5–7, shallow, oblong or ovate, obtuse, entire; upper leaves short-stalked
Flower: corolla 1–3 mm wide
Chromosomes: n=9
Ecology: Meadows, streambanks, roadsides, forests, ridges
Elevation: 1100–2300 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, n High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau
Distribution outside California: to Washington, Idaho, Utah

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