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|Family: Campanulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Legenere||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Legenere limosa (Greene) McVaugh
Habit: Annual, emergent or terrestrial, glabrous. Stem: reclining, 10--30 cm; lateral branches erect, slender, stiff, fleshy or not. Leaf: cauline, narrowly triangular, entire, sessile, early-deciduous. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal; axis +- zigzag; bract 1 per flower, 6--12 mm, ovate, leaf-like, spreading; pedicels 6--20 mm in fruit. Flower: not inverted; sepals 1/6--1/4 ovary, triangular; corolla white, 0 in lower flowers or not, tube +- 1.5 mm, cylindric, split abaxially +- to base, 2-lipped, 2 abaxial lobes +- 2 mm, narrow, erect, 3 adaxial lobes +- 2 mm, obovate; stamens fused into tube, anthers 0.5--1 mm, free in age or not, 2 shorter minutely appendaged; ovary inferior, +- 3.5 mm, narrowly obconic, stigma head-like, smooth. Fruit: 6--10 mm, 1--2 mm diam, +- > hypanthium, cylindric, top rounded, chamber 1; open at top. Seed: 1 mm, elliptic, shiny, chestnut-brown.
Ecology: Wet areas, vernal pools, ponds; Elevation: < 950 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCoR, s ScV, n SnJV, SnFrB (Santa Cruz Mtns, Mount Hamilton Range). Flowering Time: May--Jun
Synonyms: Howellia limosa Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: Nancy R. Morin
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Legenere
Next taxon: Lobelia
Citation for this treatment: Nancy R. Morin 2016. Legenere limosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30433, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.