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POLEMONIACEAE

PHLOX FAMILY

Robert W. Patterson, Family Editor

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
Fruit: capsule
Seeds 1–many, 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):55–91; Porter 1998 Aliso 17:83–85
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NAVARRETIA

Alva G. Day

Annual, generally erect; branches spreading or ascending, hairy, glandular or puberulent
Leaves simple, alternate, generally deeply pinnately lobed or entire
Inflorescence: head; bracts pinnately to palmately toothed or lobed, spine-tipped; flowers sessile or subsessile
Flower: calyx membranous between ribs, lobes 4–5, entire or toothed, unequal, spine-tipped; corolla lobes 4–5; stigmas 2 or 3
Fruit generally ovoid, chambers 1–3
Seeds 1–many per chamber, free or stuck together, brown, gelatinous when wet
Species in genus: ± 30 species: w North America, also in Argentina, Chile
Etymology: (F. Navarrete, Spanish physician, 1700's)

Native

N. leucocephala Benth.


Stem puberulent or hairy below heads; hairs recurved
Leaves 1–2-pinnate; lobes linear; lower leaves glabrous; upper hairy at base
Inflorescence: outer bracts leaf-like, lobes needle-like, 2–4-branched at base, lobes near tip 2, shorter, entire, pointed tipward; inner bracts simpler, base membranous-winged, ciliate, width of wing > midrib
Flower: calyx ribs glabrous or slightly hairy, tapered, gland-dotted below, membrane truncate, ciliate; corolla 4–10 mm, lobes with 1 vein entering base; stamens exserted; stigmas 2, minute
Fruit translucent, adhering to seeds until wet
Seeds separating when wet
Ecology: Vernal pools
Elevation: < 2200 m.
Bioregional distribution: North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, n&c High Sierra Nevada, Great Central Valley, Modoc Plateau
Distribution outside California: to Washington, Utah
Some subspp. intergrade. Variable with water level and duration.

Native

subsp. bakeri (H. Mason) A.G. Day

BAKER NAVARRETIA


Stem 2–10 cm, generally erect; branches ascending
Inflorescence: longer bracts < 2 X head, lobes 2–4-branched on back
Flower: calyx ribs sometimes slightly hairy; corolla white to blue, tube included, throat 1–2 mm wide, lobes linear, exserted; style exserted
Seeds 2–4
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Habitat of sp.
Elevation: < 1700 m.
Bioregional distribution: Inner North Coast Ranges, w Sacramento Valley.Intermediate between subspp. leucocephala and plieantha
Synonyms: N. b. H. Mason
Horticultural information: TRY.
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
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