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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mertensia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mertensia oblongifolia (Nutt.) G. Don
Habit: Plant generally < 4 dm from stout, deep, thick-taprooted, fleshy caudex, glabrous to strigose. Stem: many, firmly attached. Leaf: basal generally well developed on flowering plants; cauline generally 2.5--7 × longer than wide, lateral veins obscure, lower generally petioled. Inflorescence: +- panicle-like, generally dense. Flower: calyx 2.5--6 mm; corolla 10--20 mm, limb 0.5--0.8 × tube, tube > calyx, without or occasionally with sparse ring of hairs inside, appendaged; filaments wide, +- = anthers; style +- included.
Unabridged Note: Polyploid complex (2n=24,48); varieties sometimes together in Wrn.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mertensia longiflora
Next taxon: Mertensia oblongifolia var. amoena
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal 2016. Mertensia oblongifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33334, accessed on December 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 09, 2016.