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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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Perennial or subshrub from caudex or rhizome, generally ± hairy
Stem often ± leafy on lower half, rarely trailing and leafy throughout
Leaves generally simple, basal or sometimes cauline, generally alternate, generally petioled; veins ± palmate
Inflorescence: panicle, generally ± scapose
Flower generally bisexual, generally radial; hypanthium free to ± fused to ovary; calyx lobes generally 5; petals generally 5, free, generally clawed, generally white; stamens generally 5 or 10; pistils 2 and simple or 1 and compound (chambers 12, placentas 24, axile or parietal), ovary superior to inferior, sometimes more superior in fruit, styles generally 2
Fruit: 2 follicles or 24-valved capsule
Seeds generally many, small
Genera in family: 40 genera, 600 species: especially n temp, arctic, alpine; some cultivated (Bergenia , Darmera , Heuchera , Saxifraga , Tellima , Tolmiea )
Reference: [Soltis 1988 Syst Bot 13:6472]
Caudex corm-like, ovoid or flat, lobed, without scales or bulblets
Leaves generally 13, basal; blade ± round, base cordate to reniform, lobes and teeth shallow
Inflorescence: cyme, appearing before leaves; bracts scale-like
Flower: hypanthium free of ovary, generally truncate at base; stamens 10; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers 2, placentas 2, axile
Species in genus: 3 species: CA
Etymology: (W.L. Jepson, CA botanist, 18671946)
Reference: [Ornduff 1969 Brittonia 21:286298]
Spp. heterostylous, flowers blooming in autumn (most members of family bloom in spring).
Caudex often flat, branchedSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Leaves generally 23
Inflorescence: flowers generally 417; peduncle 523 cm, red-pink, often drying tan
Flower: hypanthium 1.53 mm, generally > calyx lobes, truncate to tapered at base; calyx lobes 1.32 mm, pink; petals generally 3.56 mm, persistent, withering, veins deep pink
Fruit generally ± green or rose, ± red-striped
Seed pale brown
Ecology: Uncommon. Crevices, especially in slate-like rock, slopes
Elevation: 50500 m.
Bioregional distribution: c Sierra Nevada Foothills
Synonyms: J. parryi var. h. (Eastw.) Jeps
Horticultural information: DRN, SHD: 7, 14, 15, 16, 17.
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