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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plagiobothrys||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plagiobothrys salsus (Brandegee) I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Annual, hairs +- 1 mm, sparse, +- stiff, spreading. Stem: decumbent to erect, 0.6--2.5 dm. Leaf: cauline, lower 3--6 cm, hairs +- densely blister-based. Inflorescence: bracts +- dense throughout; pedicels 0--1 mm, thick. Flower: calyx 2--5 mm, persistent; corolla limb 2--5 mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlet 1--2 mm, +- compressed-lanceolate, asymmetric, +- shiny, brown; abaxial ridge obscure, lateral ridges 0, cross-ribs few, low, above middle, curved or irregular, granular to tubercled; adaxial ridge low, entire fruit length; scar generally oblique, +- ovate.
Ecology: Moist, saline, alkaline mud flats, marshes; Elevation: 610--1410 m. Bioregional Distribution: ne MP, ne DMoj; Distribution Outside California: southeastern Oregon, Nevada. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul
Unabridged Note: Both known occurrences within a few miles of Nevada.
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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Previous taxon: Plagiobothrys reticulatus var. rossianorum
Next taxon: Plagiobothrys scriptus
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 salsus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38521, 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.