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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mertensia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mertensia bella Piper
Habit: Plant 2--5 dm from spheric tuber-like root, glabrous or sparse-hairy. Stem: 1, slender, branched or not. Leaf: lateral veins conspicuous; basal not persistent; cauline petioled, strigose adaxially. Inflorescence: raceme-like, open. Flower: calyx 2--3 mm, strigose; corolla 6--10 mm, wide-bell-shaped, tube rudimentary, 1--1.5 mm, < calyx, without ring of hairs inside, +- unappendaged; filaments slender, attached +- 1 mm above corolla base, +- > anthers; style included.
Ecology: Wet meadows, springs, under taller plants; Elevation: 1500--1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: nw KR (Siskiyou Co.); Distribution Outside California: to southwestern Oregon, northern Idaho, northwestern Montana. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Mertensia
Next taxon: Mertensia ciliata var. stomatechoides
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal 2017. Mertensia bella, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33316, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.