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|Family: Polygalaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Polygala||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Polygala heterorhyncha (Barneby) T. Wendt
Habit: Perennial herb, subshrub, forming thorny mats 1--2 dm, < 7 dm diam. Stem: glabrous to short-stiff-hairy, +- glaucous. Leaf: 4--20 mm, ovate to elliptic or obovate, scattered short-sharp-hairy; base tapered to rounded. Inflorescence: prominently thorn-tipped. Flower: 7.5--13.5 mm; sepal wings pink; keel petal beak 1.4--4 mm, prominently notched below, yellow. Fruit: 4.2--7.8 mm including stalk. Seed: 3--4.4 mm including hairs; seed body widely elliptic to round in ×-section, hairier near aril; aril glabrous. Chromosomes: 2n=36.
Ecology: Rocky areas in desert scrub; Elevation: 900--1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: DMtns (Funeral Mtns, Inyo Co.); Distribution Outside California: southern Nevada. Flowering Time: Apr--May
Synonyms: Polygala subspinosa S. Watson var. heterorhyncha Barneby
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Thomas L. Wendt
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Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Polygala cornuta var. fishiae
Next taxon: Polygala intermontana
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Thomas L. Wendt 2016. Polygala heterorhyncha, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39062, accessed on October 20, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 20, 2016.