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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Velezia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Velezia rigida L.
Habit: Plant 7--40 cm, glandular-hairy, at least above. Stem: branches widely spreading to erect, repeatedly 2-forked, rigid, green to +- purple. Leaf: 5--20 mm; margin ciliate, scarious near base, fused at base. Flower: calyx base swollen, hardened; petals pink to purple, limb narrowly obovate, appendages 0.4--0.6 mm. Fruit: tip rounded. Seed: in 1 row, 1.3--1.8 mm, ovate-oblong, with abrupt, rounded point; papillae fine, low. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Oak woodland, open ridges, gravelly streambeds, serpentine; Elevation: 100--800 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRI, n&c SNF, GV, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Europe. Flowering Time: Spring--early summer
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Velezia rigida, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47814, accessed on May 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 03, 2016.