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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Antirrhinum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Antirrhinum ovatum Eastw.
Habit: Annual, glandular-hairy. Stem: erect but weak, often clinging to other plants or debris, 8--60 cm. Leaf: petiole 0--15 mm; blade 4--49 mm, lanceolate to obovate. Inflorescence: raceme-like or flowers 1 in axils, flowers all opening; pedicels 2--5 mm, proximal-most generally subtended by twining branchlets. Flower: calyx lobes unequal, 4--5 mm, upper 11--12 mm; corolla 17--20 mm, cream, pink-tinged, lower lip base not swollen, not closing throat, throat floor with 2 longitudinal folds (unique in genus). Fruit: 7--10 mm, oblique-ovoid, chambers unequal; style projecting forward. Seed: +- 1 mm, ovate, black, ridged. Chromosomes: n=16.
Ecology: Heavy, adobe-clay soils on gentle, open slopes, also disturbed areas; Elevation: 200--1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SnJV (esp w Kern, e San Luis Obispo cos.), s SCoRI, w WTR. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Abundant every 20--50 years.
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & David M. Thompson
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Antirrhinum orontium
Next taxon: Antirrhinum subcordatum
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax & David M. Thompson 2017. Antirrhinum ovatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=13560, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.