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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Antirrhinum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Antirrhinum virga A. Gray
Habit: Perennial herb from woody caudex, glabrous. Stem: erect, self-supporting, 40--220 cm, leafy, wand-like. Leaf: spirally arranged, sessile, 5--12 cm, linear, acute, reduced basally to persistent scales, distal reduced to bracts in inflorescence, 4--11 mm. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal, open, flowers all opening; pedicels 2--6 mm, subtending branchlets 0. Flower: calyx lobes 6--8 mm, < corolla tube, equal; corolla 13--18 mm, pink, lips withering, turning brown. Fruit: 6--9 mm, oblique-ovoid; chambers unequal, +- truncate distally, dehiscent by 2 pores each. Seed: 1--1.3 mm, ovoid, black, +- ridged. Chromosomes: n=16.
Ecology: Openings in chaparral, rocky areas, often on serpentine; Elevation: 200--2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCoRH, s NCoRI. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul
Synonyms: Sairocarpus virga (A. Gray) D.A. Sutton
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & David M. Thompson
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Antirrhinum vexillocalyculatum subsp. vexillocalyculatum
Next taxon: Bacopa
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax & David M. Thompson 2016. Antirrhinum virga, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=13580, accessed on December 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 09, 2016.