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|Family: Polemoniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Navarretia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Navarretia tagetina Greene
Habit: Plant erect, 1° axis generally 1. Stem: 7--30 cm, branches generally above, ascending; recurved-hairy near heads, glabrous or puberulent below. Leaf: 2-pinnate-lobed, hairy near base; lobes spreading, needle-like. Inflorescence: bracts coarsely appressed-hairy; outer bracts leaf-like, > head, tip short-toothed; inner bracts wider, concave at base, margins membranous, ciliate. Flower: calyx 7--8 mm, lobes tapered, ciliate adaxially at sinuses, coarsely appressed-hairy abaxially, toothed; corolla 9--11 mm, pale blue, lobes with 3 veins entering base; stamens attached in upper throat, exserted; style included, stigmas 3. Fruit: translucent, dehiscing when wetted.
Ecology: Common. Open, grassy flats, vernal pools; Elevation: 10--1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, n&c SNF, GV, SnFrB, PR; Distribution Outside California: to Washington. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Leigh A. Johnson
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Navarretia subuligera
Next taxon: Navarretia viscidula
Citation for this treatment: Leigh A. Johnson 2016. Navarretia tagetina, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34477, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.