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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, 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 45, entire or toothed, unequal, spine-tipped; corolla lobes 45; stigmas 2 or 3
Fruit generally ovoid, chambers 13
Seeds 1many 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)
Stem puberulent or hairy below heads; hairs recurved
Leaves 12-pinnate; lobes linear; lower leaves glabrous; upper hairy at base
Inflorescence: outer bracts leaf-like, lobes needle-like, 24-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 410 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.
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem 14 cm
Inflorescence ± 1 cm wide, 220-flowered; longest bracts 1.52 X head, bract lobes few, entire or forked; flowers in 24 clusters within head
Flower: corolla white to blue, tube included, lobes linear
Ecology: Habitat of sp.
Elevation: 400600 m.
Bioregional distribution: s Inner North Coast Ranges (Lake, Napa cos.)
Synonyms: N. p. H. Mason
Intergrades rarely with subsp. plieantha.