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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual, perennial herb, shrub, vine
Leaves simple or compound, cauline (or most in basal rosette), alternate or opposite; stipules 0
Inflorescence: cymes, heads, or flowers solitary
Flower: calyx generally 5-ribbed, ribs often connected by translucent membranes that are generally torn by growing fruit; corolla generally 5-lobed, radial or bilateral, salverform to bell-shaped, throat often well defined; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, attached at same or different levels, filaments of same or different lengths, pollen white, yellow, blue, or red; ovary superior, chambers generally 3, style 1, stigmas generally 3
Seeds 1many, gelatinous or not when wet
Genera in family: 19 genera, 320 species: Am, n Eur, n Asia; some cultivated (Cantua, Cobaea (cup-and-saucer vine), Collomia, Gilia, Ipomopsis, Linanthus, Phlox )
Recent taxonomic note: *See also revised taxonomy of Porter and Johnson 2000 Aliso 19(1):5591; Porter 1998 Aliso 17:8385
Annual, perennial herb
Stem generally erect, generally branched from base
Leaves cauline, opposite, entire or palmately 39-lobed; lobes linear to narrowly lanceolate or spoon-shaped
Inflorescence head-like, open, or flower solitary; bracts leaf-like; flowers sessile or pedicelled
Flower: calyx tubular, or lobes nearly free, bordered by translucent membrane; corolla funnel-shaped, salverform, or bell-shaped; stamens attached at same level, pollen yellow
Species in genus: 41 species: w North America, Chile
Etymology: (Greek: flax flower)
Reference: [Patterson 1977 Madroño 24:3648]
AnnualSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem hairy, branched above
Leaf: lobes 1030 mm, at acute angle to stem, linear, hairy or glabrous
Inflorescence: head-like, terminal; flowers sessile
Flower: calyx 1014 mm, hairy, membrane wider than ribs, 2/3 calyx length; corolla funnel-shaped, tube 56 mm, white, ring of hairs on inner surface, throat yellow, lobes 1015 mm, white or pink; stamens included
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Open, grassy flats, generally in sandy soil
Elevation: < 1200 m.
Bioregional distribution: North Coast, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area
Recent taxonomic note: *Leptosiphon grandiflorus Benth.
Horticultural information: SUN, DRN: 4, 5, 6, 17 &IRR: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.