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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Minuartia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Minuartia douglasii (Torr. & A. Gray) Mattf.
Habit: Annual, simple or often branched from base, 4--30 cm, finely glandular-hairy at least above, green or purple; taproot thread-like. Stem: erect to spreading. Leaf: 5--30 mm, generally 0.3 mm wide, thread-like, becoming curled, flexible, +- evenly spaced; axillary leaves 0. Flower: sepals 2.5--3.7 mm, obtuse to acute, margin not incurved, ribs generally 3; petals 1.7--2.1 × sepals. Seed: 1.3--2 mm; margin thin, wing-like, red-brown.
Ecology: Rocky, sandy slopes, flats in chaparral, oak and pine woodland, often serpentine; Elevation: 100--1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SNF, c SNH, GV, CW, SW, MP; Distribution Outside California: southern Oregon, Arizona. Flowering Time: Spring--early summer
Synonyms: Arenaria douglasii Fenzl ex Torr. & A. Gray; Arenaria douglasii var. emarginata H. Sharsm.
Unabridged Note: Variation in presence or absence of petal notch precludes recognition of Arenaria douglasii var. emarginata H. Sharsm.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Minuartia decumbens
Next taxon: Minuartia howellii
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2017. Minuartia douglasii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33747, accessed on February 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 19, 2017.