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|Family: Martyniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Proboscidea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Proboscidea louisianica (Mill.) Thell. subsp. louisianica
Habit: Annual; taproot in width +- = stem base. Leaf: blade generally 5--20 cm wide, broad-triangular to round, entire to shallowly indented. Inflorescence: 20--40-flowered, exceeding leaves. Flower: calyx 5-lobed, lower 3 > upper; corolla white with +- purple tinge, darker markings. Fruit: body 1.5--3 cm wide, narrowly ovate, spines 0. Seed: 7--9 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=30.
Ecology: Uncommon. Open, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO, NCoRI, GV, SCoRO, SCo, PR, cultivated elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: to south-central United States (where perhaps native), eastern United States. Flowering Time: May--Aug Note: Widely cultivated as novelty.
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & Lawrence R. Heckard
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Proboscidea althaeifolia
Next taxon: Proboscidea lutea
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax & Lawrence R. Heckard 2016. Proboscidea louisianica subsp. louisianica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=52532, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.