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Downingia cuspidata

Downingia cuspidata (Greene) Rattan
Flower: corolla 7--15 mm, glabrous, lateral sinuses +- = upper, lower lip pale to bright blue or lavender with central white area including 2 yellow spots near throat, ridges obscure; anthers included, < 45° to filaments; ovary glabrous to minutely spiny-scabrous, 2-chambered, placentas axile. Fruit: (16)20--72 mm, lateral walls tough or papery, lines translucent or not. Seed: with spiral lines, appearing twisted. Chromosomes: n=11.
Ecology: Vernal pools, lake margins, meadows; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoR, CaR, SNF, GV, SnFrB, SCoRO, PR, MP; Distribution Outside California: Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Variable, needs study.
Synonyms: Downingia immaculata Munz & I.M. Johnst.
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Citation for this treatment: Downingia cuspidata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on November 22, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on November 22, 2017.