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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hydrophyllum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hydrophyllum occidentale (S. Watson) A. Gray
Habit: Plant 6--60 cm; rhizome short to elongate. Stem: short-hairy or with reflexed bristles. Leaf: petiole 2--15 cm; blade 5--40 cm, oblong to oblong-ovate, deep-lobed to compound, leaflets 0 or 7--15, oblong, entire or deep-cut, obtuse or acute, teeth generally 2--4 per side, proximal leaflet pairs generally distinct, terminal merged. Inflorescence: well above ground, generally > subtending leaves; peduncle 5--30 cm, in fruit erect; pedicels 2--6 mm, in fruit to 10 mm, recurved. Flower: calyx lobes 3--4 mm; corolla 6--10 mm, lobes 4--6 mm, white to lavender or white with lavender marks; anthers 1--2 mm; style 7--19 mm. Seed: generally 2, +- 3 mm, brown.
Ecology: Moist, shaded slopes, woodland, meadows, streambanks, chaparral, including serpentine soils; Elevation: 375--3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN, ScV, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson & Richard R. Halse
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Hydrophyllum fendleri var. albifrons
Next taxon: Hydrophyllum tenuipes
Citation for this treatment: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson & Richard R. Halse 2017. Hydrophyllum occidentale, Revision 2, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=28634, accessed on February 27, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 27, 2017.