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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plagiobothrys||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plagiobothrys scriptus (Greene) I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Annual, sparse-strigose. Stem: +- prostrate, 0.5--1.5(2) dm, often interwoven with other pls. Leaf: cauline, lower 1--2 cm, upper 0.5--2 cm. Inflorescence: bracts +- throughout; flowers to base of stem; lower pedicels < 2 mm, stout, recurved. Flower: calyx 4--8 mm, longer in fruit, lobe midvein thick; corolla limb +- 2 mm diam, appendages pale yellow. Fruit: nutlet 2 mm, wide-ovate to deltate, shiny, +- sparse-bristled, attached firmly; abaxial ridge entire length, cross-ribs 0 to low, irregular; scar near base, 20--35% fruit length, triangular, concave, generally bordered by funnel-like collar.
Ecology: Moist thin, rocky, clay soil; Elevation: generally < 150 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRF, n&c SNF, n ScV. Flowering Time: Feb--Apr
Unabridged Note: Easily overlooked, especially later in flowering season. Plants with obscure collar around nutlet scar suggest intergradation with Plagiobothrys humistratus or forced removal of immature fruit.
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 2017. Plagiobothrys scriptus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38529, accessed on January 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 24, 2017.