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|Family: Polemoniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Navarretia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Navarretia mellita Greene
Habit: Plant erect, 1° axes 1--several; odor strong but not skunk-like. Stem: 5--20 cm, branches generally many, ascending; glandular-hairy. Leaf: basal pinnate-lobed, axis, lobes linear; cauline axis shorter, wider. Inflorescence: outer bracts palmate, base expanded, middle lobe ovate, acuminate, > head, lateral lobes linear to lanceolate, forked abaxially. Flower: corolla 5--7 mm, = calyx, throat white, lobes light blue; stamens attached in tube, included; style included, stigmas 3. Fruit: dehiscing tip to base.
Ecology: Open, wet, sandy or gravelly areas, chaparral; Elevation: 90--1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoR, c SNF (Tuolumne Co.), n SNF (Calaveras Co.), SnFrB, SCoR, WTR. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Leigh A. Johnson
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Navarretia linearifolia subsp. pinnatisecta
Next taxon: Navarretia mitracarpa
Citation for this treatment: Leigh A. Johnson 2016. Navarretia mellita, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34465, accessed on July 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 26, 2016.