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|Family: Campanulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Heterocodon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Heterocodon rariflorum Nutt.
Habit: Annual; roots fibrous. Stem: erect, 5--30 cm, simple or branched from base, 4-angled, thin, sparsely hairy. Leaf: cauline, 2--10 mm, round-cordate, thin, serrate, sessile. Inflorescence: flowers 1, sessile, terminal and at nodes, opposite or in axil of leaf. Flower: not inverted, lower cleistogamous; sepals 2--4 mm, widely triangular, leaf-like, toothed; corolla 3--5 mm, cylindric, tube white to pale blue, lobes +- 1.5 mm, triangular, ascending to suberect, spreading to erect at tips, deep blue; stamens +- 1.5 mm, filaments linear; ovary inferior, 2--3 mm, short-oblong, papery, generally with many long, stiff hairs, style 3 mm, distal 25% papillate. Fruit: open by lateral pores near base. Seed: 0.5 mm, elliptic.
Ecology: Vernally wet places; Elevation: < 2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, Nevada. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Nancy R. Morin
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Citation for this treatment: Nancy R. Morin 2016. Heterocodon rariflorum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=28069, accessed on September 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 29, 2016.