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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pickeringia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pickeringia montana Nutt.
Habit: Shrub, rhizomed; flowers generally appearing before leaves on new growth; thorns terminal or axillary. Stem: intricately branched, 1--3 m. Leaf: simple or palmately compound, evergreen; stipules 0; leaflets 0 or 2--3, 1--2 cm, elliptic or ovate to obovate; petiole +- 0. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal or axillary; bracts generally leaf-like. Flower: calyx 5--7 mm, barely lobed; corolla 1.5--1.8 cm, generally purple, keel petals free; stamens 10, free. Fruit: dehiscent, 3--6 cm, 4--5 mm wide, oblong, narrowed between seeds, margin often wavy. Seed: 1--8. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Note: Varieties intergrade but are geographically separate.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to Pickeringia montanaPrevious taxon: Pickeringia
Next taxon: Pickeringia montana var. montana
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely 2016. Pickeringia montana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38189, accessed on August 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 27, 2016.