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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Tonella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Tonella tenella (Benth.) A. Heller
Stem: ascending, 5--30 cm. Leaf: 10--15 mm; adaxial face soft-shaggy-hairy; proximal leaves petioled, ovate to round, becoming sessile distally on stem, entire to deeply 3-lobed or ternate. Inflorescence: minutely glandular-hairy distally; bracts lanceolate, subtending 1--3 flowers; pedicels 8--15 mm. Flower: calyx < 3 mm, lobes < 2 mm, tips acute to obtuse, minutely ciliate; corolla 2--2.5 mm, upper lobes < lower, white proximally, blue or violet distally, often with purple spots. Fruit: 2--2.5 mm. Seed: 1 per chamber, < 1.5 mm.
Ecology: Moist, shaded places in chaparral, oak and mixed woodland; Elevation: < 1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoR, CaR, n SNH, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to Washington. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park, Elizabeth Chase Neese & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Tonella
Next taxon: Veronica
Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park, Elizabeth Chase Neese & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Tonella tenella, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=46732, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.