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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual to tree
Leaves generally cauline, generally simple, generally alternate, petioled or not; stipules 0
Inflorescence: panicle, raceme, spike, or flowers solitary in axils, generally open; bracts leaf-like or not
Flower: bisexual, radial or bilateral, sometimes inverted (pedicel twisted 180°; hypanthium generally present, ± fused to ovary; sepals generally 5; corolla radial to 2-lipped, generally fused (tube sometimes split down back), lobes generally 5; stamens 5, free or ± fused (anthers and filaments fused into tube or filaments fused above middle); ovary inferior, sometimes half inferior, chambers 13, placentas axile or parietal, ovules many, style generally 1, 25-branched
Fruit: generally capsule, dehiscing on sides or at tip by pores or short valves
Genera in family: ± 70 genera, ± 2000 species: worldwide. Some cultivated for ornamental (Campanula, Jasione, Lobelia ). Subfamilies sometimes treated as different families.
Annual, perennial herb, from taproot, fibrous roots, or rhizome, glabrous to densely hairy
Stem reclining or erect, branched, 5150 cm, 4-angled
Leaves cauline, sometimes also basal, generally lanceolate to ovate, thin, fleshy, or leathery, entire to toothed, sessile or petioled
Inflorescence: raceme, panicle, or flowers solitary, terminal or axillary
Flower: corolla cylindric to funnel- or bell-shaped, white to deep blue, lobes linear to triangular; ovary inferior, hemispheric to obconic
Fruit dehiscing by 23 lateral pores
Seeds 2 mm, oblong
Species in genus: ± 300 species: n hemisphere; many cultivated, some medicinal
Etymology: (Latin: little bell, from corolla shape)
Reference: [Morin 1980 Madroño 27:149163]
Perennial, stiffly recurved-hairy on stem angles, leaf margins, ovary; rhizome slenderSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem clambering, 1030 cm
Leaf 1020 mm, ovate, thin, crenate; petiole 0 or short
Flower: pedicel 120 mm; sepals spreading; corolla 815 mm, bell-shaped, pale blue, lobes reflexed; stamens 5 mm, bases sparsely ciliate; ovary 23 mm, hemispheric, style ± 9 mm, white, upper 95% papillate
Fruit spheric, weakly ribbed; pores basal
Seed 2 mm, oblong
Ecology: Marshy areas
Elevation: ± 510 m.
Bioregional distribution: s North Coast, n Central Coast
Horticultural information: In cultivation.