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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plagiobothrys||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plagiobothrys tener (Greene) I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Annual. Stem: 1--several, generally erect to occasionally prostrate, 1--3 dm, branched at base. Leaf: cauline few, lower 2--6 cm. Inflorescence: bracts 0 (or near base); pedicel elongating < 5 mm. Flower: +- fragrant; calyx 1--3 mm, base +- 4-ridged in fruit, lobes oblong to +- spoon-shaped, cupped; corolla limb 3--9 mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlet 1.1--1.8 mm, lance-ovate, dull, tan to black, firmly attached; abaxial ridge, lateral ridges generally obscure, cross-ribs generally above middle, low to prominent, irregular, +- toothed, interspaces wide, tubercled or coarse-granular, often bristly; scar generally near base, occasionally +- oblique, narrow-ovate to triangular.
Unabridged Note: Fruit variable. See note for Plagiobothrys tener var. tener.
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 tener, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38535, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.