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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mertensia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mertensia cusickii Piper
Habit: Plant 3--5 dm from taprooted branched caudex, +- sparse-spreading-hairy. Stem: +- clustered. Leaf: basal generally few; cauline +- veiny, lower large, petioled, upper smaller, sessile. Inflorescence: panicle-like, open or +- dense. Flower: calyx 3--6 mm; corolla 10--16 mm, limb 0.8--1 × tube, tube > calyx, with ring of hairs inside near base, appendaged; filaments wide, flat, +- = anthers; style +- included.
Ecology: Streamsides, dry drainage-bottoms, wooded slopes, drying meadows; Elevation: +- 2650 m. Bioregional Distribution: Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to southeastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho, central Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Jun Note: Intermediate in morphology, ecology between "short" and "tall" bluebells.
Synonyms: Mertensia toiyabensis J.F. Macbr.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Mertensia ciliata var. stomatechoides
Next taxon: Mertensia longiflora
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal 2016. Mertensia cusickii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33320, 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.