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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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Annual, perennial herb, subshrub, glabrous to glandular-hairy
Leaves simple, basal or cauline, alternate, opposite, or whorled, sessile or petioled; stipules 0
Inflorescence sometimes scapose
Flower bisexual, radial; parts generally in 4's or 5's; calyx deeply lobed, often persistent; corolla lobes spreading to reflexed; stamens epipetalous, opposite corolla lobes; ovary generally superior, 1-chambered, placenta basal or free-central, style 1, stigma head-like
Fruit: capsule, circumscissile or 26-valved
Seeds small, fewmany
Genera in family: ± 25 genera, 600 species: especially n hemisphere; several ornamental (Cyclamen , Dodecatheon , Primula )
Reference: [Channell & Wood 1959 J Arnold Arbor 40:268288]
Perennial, glabrous or glandular-hairy; roots fleshy-fibrous
Inflorescence: umbel, 1 per scapose peduncle, terminal, fewmany-flowered, subtended by bracts
Flower nodding; parts in 4's or 5's; sepals reflexed, later erect, persistent; corolla tube short, lobes reflexed; stamens exserted, filaments very short, wide, often fused, anthers erect, ± lanceolate, surrounding style; ovary superior, style slender, ± exserted from anthers
Fruit ± 5-valved or circumscissile, ovate to spheric
Species in genus: ± 14 species: generally North America
Etymology: (Greek: 12 gods, presumably the Olympians)
Reference: [Thompson 1953 Contr Dudley Herb 4:73154]
Polyploid group; species sometimes intergrade.
Plant glabrousSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Leaf 425 cm; blade oblanceolate to ovate, generally narrowed ± gradually to petiole, generally entire
Flower: parts in 5's; corolla lobes generally 914 mm, magenta to lavender; filament tube 1.53.5 mm, dark maroon to black, anthers 35.5 mm, tissue near base smooth to longitudinally wrinkled (when dry), maroon to black; stigma not much enlarged
Fruit with valves
Ecology: Wet meadows
Elevation: 12002200 m.
Bioregional distribution: Great Basin Floristic Province, Desert Mountains
Distribution outside California: to Alaska, e US, Mexico
Flowering time: AprMay
Synonyms: subsp. monanthum (Greene) H.J. Thompson
The name D. pauciflorum Greene may have priority
Horticultural information: bog and pure water: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; DFCLT.
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