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|Family: Valerianaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Centranthus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Centranthus ruber (L.) DC.
Habit: Plant glabrous, glaucous; base generally woody. Stem: decumbent to erect, simple or branched, 3--9 dm, hollow. Leaf: 5--8 cm, blades widely oblong to lance-elliptic, acute to rounded, entire, occasionally lobed at base; proximal petioled, distal sessile. Flower: corolla 14--18 mm, generally +- purple-red, occasionally lavender or white; spur (3)4--6 mm. Fruit: 3--4 mm, glabrous. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Disturbed places, rock or wall crevices, roadsides; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCo, KR, NCoRO, SNF, GV, CCo, SnFrB, SW, cultivated elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: native to Mediterranean Europe. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Abigail J. Moore & Lauramay T. Dempster
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Previous taxon: Centranthus
Next taxon: Plectritis
Citation for this treatment: Abigail J. Moore & Lauramay T. Dempster 2017. Centranthus ruber, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=18595, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.