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CRUCIANELLA

CROSS-WORT

Annual
Leaves whorled below, opposite (without stipules) in inflorescence; stipules leaf-like
Inflorescence: spike; bracts overlapping, 3 per flower
Flower: calyx 0; corolla tubular, lobes 4–5, erect; style divided above, stigmas head-like
Fruit: 2 nutlets, wider at top
Species in genus: 35–40 species: Medit to c Asia
Etymology: (Latin: little cross, presumably from corolla lobes)

Native

var. siskiyouense Ferris


Leaf often thick, generally glabrous or with marginal bristles; margins generally convex
Fruit (and ovary in flower) densely hairy
Chromosomes: 2n=66
Ecology:
Elevation:
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges (Del Norte Co.), Outer North Coast Ranges (uncommon)
Distribution outside California: s Oregon
Horticultural information: IRR: 1 &SUN: 5, 17.

KELLOGGIA

Perennial from slender rhizome
Leaves opposite; stipules ± scale-like, fused basally
Inflorescence: cyme, terminal, open; flowers few; pedicel long, slender
Flower: calyx 4–5-lobed; corolla funnel-shaped, 4–5-lobed; styles 2, fused below
Fruit: 2 nutlets, wider at top
Species in genus: 2 species: w North America, China
Etymology: (Dr. Albert Kellogg, pioneer CA botanist, 1813–1887)

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