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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Eremogone||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Eremogone congesta (Nutt.) Ikonn.
Habit: Perennial herb, tufted, +- green. Stem: 8--40 cm, +- dull, often glandular-hairy. Leaf: 10--80 mm, 0.5--2 mm wide, +- fleshy or not, sharply acute to spine-tipped, vein 1. Inflorescence: terminal, generally head- or umbel-like; flowers few to many, dense to +- open; pedicels generally < 7 mm. Flower: sepals 3--6 mm, in fruit < 6.5 mm, rounded to acute; petals 5--8 mm; nectaries < 0.2 mm, rounded. Fruit: 3.5--6 mm. Seed: 4--8, 1.4--3 mm, widely elliptic to ovate, compressed, red-brown; tubercles low, rounded, often elongate.
Note: Varieties often intergrade.
Synonyms: Arenaria congesta Nutt.
Unabridged Note: 3 other varieties, extending sp. range to Alberta, Saskatchewan.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Eremogone cliftonii
Next taxon: Eremogone congesta var. charlestonensis
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2017. Eremogone congesta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=24559, accessed on April 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 26, 2017.