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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Moehringia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Moehringia macrophylla (Hook.) Fenzl
Stem: simple to branched, 2--18 mm, +- angled or grooved; hairs minute, peg-like; rhizome slender, branched. Leaf: 1.5--5 cm, +- evenly spaced, +- thin; margin smooth to minutely granular, generally ciliate in basal 1/2. Inflorescence: bracts 1--4 mm, margin widely scarious, minutely ciliate; pedicels ascending to erect, +- spreading in fruit or not. Flower: sepals acute to acuminate, margin scarious, midrib +- keeled; petals +- round. Fruit: black. Seed: 1.5--2.2 mm, widely elliptic; tubercles minute, low, rounded. Chromosomes: 2n=48.
Ecology: Moist, shaded slopes, rocky ridges, summits, pine, oak forests, serpentine; Elevation: 300--1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, n&s SNH, SnFrB, SCoRO, PR; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, also +- northern Canada, northeastern North America; Asia. Flowering Time: Late spring--summer
Synonyms: Arenaria macrophylla Hook.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Previous taxon: Moehringia
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2017. Moehringia macrophylla, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33866, accessed on February 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 21, 2017.