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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Tricardia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Tricardia watsonii S. Watson
Habit: Perennial herb; herbage long-soft-hairy, in age +- glabrous; taproot woody, generally topped by a branched caudex covered by old petiole bases. Stem: several from root crown, erect, 5--40 cm. Leaf: generally in basal rosette, petioled, 2--9 cm, 5--25 mm wide; cauline alternate, lower short-petioled, upper sessile, 6--20 mm, 3--15 mm wide, entire. Inflorescence: open, terminal; flowers pedicelled. Flower: calyx lobes 5, unequal, not alike, enlarged in fruit, outer 3 cordate, 5--9 mm, 9--25 mm in fruit, scarious, veiny, green to +- purple, inner 2 +- 4 mm, linear; corolla 4--8 mm, bell-shaped to rotate, white to cream, generally marked lavender; stamens included, unequal, equally attached; ovary chamber appearing 1, style 1, 3--4 mm, tip 2-lobed. Fruit: capsule, 7--9 mm, glabrous. Seed: 4--8, oblong, brown, rough. Chromosomes: n=8.
Ecology: Sandy or gravelly desert slopes, flats, mtns, generally under shrubs; Elevation: 100--2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnBr, SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, Arizona. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson & Richard R. Halse
Jepson Online Interchange
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Citation for this treatment: Robert Patterson & Richard R. Halse 2016. Tricardia watsonii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=46923, accessed on May 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 28, 2016.