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|Family: Polygalaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Polygala||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Polygala acanthoclada A. Gray
Habit: Subshrub, shrub; hairs spreading. Stem: sprawling to erect, < 10 dm, twigs densely hairy, white. Leaf: 5--25 mm, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic or obovate, hairy. Inflorescence: thorn-tipped; flowers 1--15; pedicel 1.5--5.8 mm, hairy. Flower: 3--5.3 mm; outer sepals hairy, wings cream; keel petal beak 0 or minute. Fruit: 4--6 mm including stalk. Seed: 2--2.5 mm including hairs; aril glabrous. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Desert scrub, Joshua-tree or pinyon/juniper woodland, generally in loose, sandy or gravelly soil; Elevation: 945--1830 m. Bioregional Distribution: s DMoj (Lucerne Valley), DMtns (Eagle, New York mtns); Distribution Outside California: to southern Utah, Arizona. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Thomas L. Wendt
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Polygala
Next taxon: Polygala californica
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Thomas L. Wendt 2016. Polygala acanthoclada, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39031, accessed on July 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 26, 2016.