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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plagiobothrys||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plagiobothrys leptocladus (Greene) I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Annual, sparse- to dense-strigose; taprooted or not. Stem: prostrate to decumbent, 1--3+ dm. Leaf: cauline, lower 3--10 cm. Inflorescence: open, bracts sparse; pedicels 0--1+ mm, thick (elongating). Flower: calyx 2 mm, 5--8 mm in fruit, narrow, generally strongly bent upward, lobe midveins +- thick; corolla limb 1--2 mm diam, appendages pale yellow. Fruit: nutlet 1--1.8 mm, lanceolate, dull, gray to brown, attached +- loosely; abaxial ridge only at tip, cross-ribs 0--few, above middle, +- flat below, tubercled, often bristly, margins rounded, entire; adaxial ridge shallow-V-shaped, granular; scar basal, generally on peg.
Ecology: Generally alkaline or saline clay soils, vernal pools, wet places; Elevation: < 1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRF, GV, SnFrB, SCoR, SW, GB, w DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, central Canada, Nebraska, Colorado, Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul Note: See also Plagiobothrys bracteatus.
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 leptocladus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38511, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.