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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plagiobothrys||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plagiobothrys arizonicus (A. Gray) A. Gray
Habit: Annual, +- red, staining. Stem: ascending to erect, 1--4 dm; +- red, especially lower; hairs rough, sharp, +- spreading. Leaf: basal in rosette, 1.5--5 cm; cauline alternate; abaxial leaf midveins, margins dark red. Inflorescence: bracts +- throughout. Flower: calyx +- 3 mm, circumscissile, lobes curved over fruit, dense-spreading-hairy; corolla limb 2--2.5 mm diam, appendages pale yellow. Fruit: nutlets generally 2, +- 2 mm, wide-ovate, arched, strongly attached; abaxial ridge, lateral ridges, cross-ribs narrow, interspaces wide; scar near middle, round.
Ecology: Common. Dry, coarse soils in deserts, scrub, woodland; Elevation: < 2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: e NCoRI, s SN, Teh, SnJV, e SnFrB, SCoRI, SW, W&I, D; Distribution Outside California: to New Mexico, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Feb--May Note: Intergrades with Plagiobothrys canescens var. canescens, Plagiobothrys nothofulvus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Plagiobothrys acanthocarpus
Next taxon: Plagiobothrys austiniae
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley 2017. Plagiobothrys arizonicus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=38485, accessed on March 30, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 30, 2017.