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|Family: Aristolochiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Asarum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Asarum caudatum Lindl.
Habit: Plants generally spreading, forming loose mat; rhizomes near soil surface, horizontal. Leaf: blade all green. Inflorescence: peduncle +- horizontal. Flower: calyx lobes 2--9 cm, spreading in flower, long-tapered, maroon (rarely +- green), tube white inside with 1 median red stripe; stamen tip < pollen sacs, dark. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Moist places in forest; Elevation: < 2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaRH, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana. Flowering Time: Mar--Aug Note: Plants with short, reflexed, tapered calyx lobes from CaRH (McCloud River) resemble Asarum lemmonii but have horizontal inflorescence and longer calyx lobe taper.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael R. Mesler & Karen Lu
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Asarum
Next taxon: Asarum hartwegii
Citation for this treatment: Michael R. Mesler & Karen Lu 2017. Asarum caudatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=14334, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.