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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mertensia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mertensia longiflora Greene
Habit: Plant generally < 4 dm from tuber-like root, glabrous to +- strigose. Stem: generally 1--2, easily detached. Leaf: basal rare on flowering plants; cauline few, generally sessile, generally 1.5--4 × longer than wide, lateral veins obscure. Inflorescence: +- panicle-like, dense. Flower: calyx 3--6 mm; corolla 15--25 mm, limb 0.3--0.5(0.6) × tube, tube >> calyx, glabrous inside, appendaged; filaments wide, > anthers; style +- included.
Ecology: Open, generally spring-moist, drying places of plains, foothills, especially with sagebrush or sparse ponderosa-pine forest; Elevation: 1500--2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: MP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Mertensia cusickii
Next taxon: Mertensia oblongifolia
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal 2017. Mertensia longiflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=33331, accessed on April 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 24, 2017.