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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

LIMNANTHES

MEADOWFOAM

Annual, decumbent to erect
Leaf generally 1-odd-pinnately lobed or compound; lobes or leaflets entire to deeply lobed
Flower: sepals 4–5; petals 4–5, generally > sepals, tips toothed or jagged; stamens 8 or 10; pistils 4–5
Fruit: nutlets 1–5, smooth or tubercled
Species in genus: 9 species: ± coastal w North America
Etymology: (Greek: marsh flower, from habitat)
Reference: [Mason 1952 Univ Calif Publs Bot 25:455–512]
Sect. Inflexae merits critical review. Fls spring.

Native

L. gracilis Howell subsp. parishii (Jeps.) Beauch.

PARISH'S MEADOWFOAM


Stem < 30 cm
Leaf < 8 cm; leaflets < 9, < 15 mm, lanceolate to ovate, entire to 3-lobed
Flower cup-shaped; sepals 4–8 mm; petals 8–10 mm, white, base cream or not, aging pink, tips recurved; stamens 2.5–3.5 mm, anthers ± 1 mm; style 2–3 mm
Fruit: nutlets, 3 mm, obovoid, tubercles short, wide
Ecology: Wet meadows, ephemeral stream edges
Elevation: 600–2000 m.
Bioregional distribution: Peninsular Ranges.
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
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