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|Genus: Plagiobothrys||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plagiobothrys bracteatus (Howell) I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Annual, sparse- to dense-strigose. Stem: generally ascending, occasionally decumbent, generally 1--4 dm. Leaf: basal lanceolate, hairs bulbous-based; lower cauline 3--10 cm. Inflorescence: bracts below middle. Flower: calyx 2--4 mm, strigose; corolla limb 1--3 mm diam, appendages pale yellow. Fruit: nutlet 1--1.8 mm, +- flat, lance-ovate, +- symmetric, +- dull; abaxial ridge short, near tip, lateral ridges +- arched, cross-ribs high, +- crowded, especially toward tip, interspaces narrow, tubercled, generally glabrous (bristly); margins with narrow border; adaxial ridge near middle, not folded to 1 side, not in trough; scar oblique, +- ovate to wide-triangular; +- sunken by surrounding ridge.
Ecology: Common. Vernal pools, wet places in grassland, coastal-sage scrub, chaparral; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN (exc s SNH), ScV, n SnJV, CW, SCo, PR, MP, w DMoj; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
Synonyms: Plagiobothrys bracteatus var. aculeolatus (Piper) I.M. Johnst.
Unabridged Note: Highly variable; possibly the most common, widespread wetland member of genus western of Sierran-Cascade ridge at low to mid-elevations. If recognized taxonomically, plants with bristly nutlets in northern ScV assignable to Plagiobothrys bracteatus var. aculeolatus (Piper) I.M. Johnst., which has been confused with Plagiobothrys leptocladus. See note under Plagiobothrys cognatus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley 2016. Plagiobothrys bracteatus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38487, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.