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|Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Berula||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Berula erecta (Huds.) Coville
Habit: Perennial herb, < 15 dm, stoloned, glabrous. Stem: ascending or erect, branched, hollow, rooting at proximal nodes. Leaf: petiole 4--12 cm, narrowly sheathing; blade 1.5 dm, oblong, 1-pinnate, much dissected if submerged, leaflets 7--12 pairs, 1--8 cm, oblong to ovate, sessile, lobed or serrate. Inflorescence: umbels compound, peduncled, terminal or opposite leaves; bracts, bractlets leaf-like, lanceolate; rays, pedicels +- unequal, spreading. Flower: calyx lobes minute, persistent; petals wide, white. Fruit: 1.5--2 mm, +- round, compressed side-to-side, glabrous; ribs thread-like, inconspicuous in corky fruit wall; oil tubes apparent, deeply embedded in fruit wall; fruit axis divided to base, branches adhering to and falling with fruit-halves. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Marshy areas, streams; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, New York, Texas, Mexico; Eurasia, Africa. Toxicity: Possibly TOXIC: possibly poisonous to livestock. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Berula
Next taxon: Bowlesia
Citation for this treatment: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Berula erecta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15614, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.