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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mertensia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mertensia ciliata (Torr.) G. Don var. stomatechoides (Kellogg) Jeps.
Habit: Plant 4--15 dm from thick branched thick-taprooted caudex, glabrous, occasionally glaucous. Stem: clustered, leafy. Leaf: basal generally > cauline; cauline with conspicuous lateral veins, lower petioled; blades lanceolate to ovate, acute. Inflorescence: panicle-like, open. Flower: calyx 1.5--4 mm; corolla 10--17 mm, limb generally 0.8--1.2(1.5) × tube, tube > calyx, generally without with ring of hairs inside, appendaged; filaments wide, generally > anthers; style exserted 2--5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=24,48.
Ecology: Streamsides, wet meadows, damp thickets, wet cliffs; Elevation: 1310--3380 m. Bioregional Distribution: s CaRH, SNH, MP, W&I; Distribution Outside California: to western Nevada. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
Unabridged Note: Mertensia ciliata var. ciliata (calyx 1--3 mm, style exserted 1--3 mm) western United States except California. Plants in CaRH, MP need study.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mertensia bella
Next taxon: Mertensia cusickii
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Elaine Joyal 2016. Mertensia ciliata var. stomatechoides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=61894, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.