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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Moenchia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Moenchia erecta (L.) G. Gaertn., B. Mey. & Scherb. subsp. erecta
Habit: Plant glabrous, glaucous. Stem: 2.5--15 cm. Leaf: basal +- petioled, 5--18 mm, +- oblanceolate; cauline sessile, 3--12 mm, linear to lance-linear, ascending, rigid. Flower: sepal veins 3, lateral faint; petals lanceolate, white. Chromosomes: 2n=38.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: 200--600 m. Bioregional Distribution: n&c SNF, n CCo (Marin Co.); Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, also Illinois, South Carolina; native to southwestern Europe. Flowering Time: Spring
Unabridged Note: According to Doreen Smith, observed at Sea Ranch, Sonoma Co., which, if verified, would expand range to include southern NCo. 1 other var., native to western Mediterranean, introduced in southern Africa, Australia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Moenchia erecta subsp. erecta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77173, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.