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LIMNANTHACEAE

MEADOWFOAM FAMILY

Robert Ornduff

Annual, glabrous to hairy
Stem generally branched
Leaves alternate, deeply pinnately lobed to 1–2-compound; stipules 0
Inflorescence: flowers solitary in axils, peduncled
Flower generally bisexual, radial; sepals 3–5, free; petals 3–5, free, white to pink or yellow; stamens 3, 8, or 10, free, generally in 2 whorls; nectary glands at bases of outer stamens; pistils 2–5, ± free, 1-ovuled, styles fused except sometimes at tip
Fruit: nutlets 1–5, ovoid to spheric, generally tubercled
Genera in family: 2 genera, 10 species: temp North America
Chromosomes: 2n=10 for all species

FLOERKEA

FALSE MERMAID


Species in genus: 1 sp.: North America
Etymology: (H.G. Floerke, German botanist, 1764–1835)

Native

F. proserpinacoides Willd.

Annual, decumbent to erect, fleshy, glabrous
Stem < 20 cm
Leaf 1-ternate or 1-odd-pinnate, < 6 cm; leaflets 3–5, < 2 cm, ± oblong
Flower: sepals generally 3, 2–4 mm; petals generally 3, spoon-shaped, white, tips ± entire; stamens 3–6; pistils 2–3
Fruit: nutlets 2–3, 2–3.5 mm, ± spheric, wrinkled or tubercled above
Ecology: Moist open places in coniferous forest or sagebrush scrub
Elevation: 1500–3200 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau
Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, e N.America
Fls late spring to summer.

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