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|Family: Tropaeolaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Tropaeolum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Tropaeolum majus L.
Stem: > 1 m. Leaf: petiole 5--25 cm; blade 3--12 cm wide, round to +- reniform, veins palmate. Inflorescence: peduncle < 20 cm. Flower: 2.5--6 cm diam; sepals > 2 cm, +- ovate, +- tan, nectar spur > 3 cm; petals > 4.5 cm, generally orange or yellow with +- orange marks, claws of lower 3 > 1.5 cm, fringed near top. Fruit: > 1.5 cm, > 2 cm wide; segments broadly ovate, deeply lobed.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, moist or shaded areas in coastal scrub, wooded flats or slopes; Elevation: < 450 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo, SnFrB, SCo, s ChI; Distribution Outside California: Abundantly cultivated, often naturalized. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Originated in cultivation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
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Previous taxon: Tropaeolum
Next taxon: Ulmaceae
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2017. Tropaeolum majus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=47408, accessed on March 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 25, 2017.