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|Family: Polygalaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Polygala||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Polygala subspinosa S. Watson
Habit: Perennial herb, shrub. Stem: generally < 2.5 dm, glabrous to short-stiff-hairy, occasionally glaucous. Leaf: 4--31 mm, obovate or elliptic, +- glabrous or with short, stiff hairs; base acuminate. Inflorescence: generally weakly thorn-tipped. Flower: 6--13 mm; sepal wings pink; keel petal beak 1--3 mm, entire or +- jagged, yellow or +- green. Fruit: 5.5--10 mm including stalk. Seed: 3.3--4.9 mm including hairs; seed body elliptic in ×-section, generally evenly hairy throughout; aril glabrous. Chromosomes: 2n=18,36.
Ecology: Desert scrub, volcanic mesas; Elevation: 1350--2285 m. Bioregional Distribution: MP (Lassen Co.), SNE (Sweetwater Mtns); Distribution Outside California: to Utah, southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, northern Arizona. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Thomas L. Wendt
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Polygala intermontana
Next taxon: Polygonaceae
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Thomas L. Wendt 2016. Polygala subspinosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39107, accessed on December 08, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 08, 2016.