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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Harpagonella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Harpagonella palmeri A. Gray
Stem: ascending to erect, 3--30 cm. Inflorescence: pedicels in fruit 0.5--1 mm, twisted. Flower: calyx > nutlets, upper 2 lobes >> others, partly fused, arched over 1 nutlet, +- bur-like, with 5--10 stout spines each with hooked bristles, lower 3 lobes distinct; corolla +- 1 mm diam, +- funnel-shaped, white. Fruit: nutlets 2, spreading, 1--4 mm, dissimilar, +- oblanceolate, margins entire. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Dry, semi-barren sites in chaparral, coastal scrub, grassland; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, PR, sw DSon; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Apr Note: May be indistinct from Pectocarya; needs study.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Timothy C. Messick
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Harpagonella
Next taxon: Heliotropium
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Timothy C. Messick 2016. Harpagonella palmeri, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=27694, accessed on April 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.