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Physaria tenella (A. Nelson) O'Kane & Al-Shehbaz
Habit: Annual (biennial), densely hairy; caudex 0. Stem: 1.5--6 dm, several, decumbent to erect, generally many-branched. Leaf: basal (1.5)3--6.5 cm, elliptic, entire to wavy or shallowly dentate; cauline linear to elliptic or obovate, entire to wavy, distal (0.5)1--3.5(4.5) cm, sessile. Flower: sepals (3)3.5--6(7.5) mm; petals (5)6.5--8(11) mm, +- round to obovate, yellow to orange. Fruit: (3.5)4--6 mm, spheric to obovoid, generally +- compressed, sparsely hairy outside, densely hairy inside; style 2--4.5 mm; pedicel 5--15 mm. Seed: 4--12, flattened, margined. Chromosomes: 2n=10,20.
Ecology: Gravel, sandy ground, washes, loose rocky slopes; Elevation: (0)600--2250 m. Bioregional Distribution: D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Feb--Apr
Synonyms: Lesquerella tenella A. Nelson
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
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Previous taxon: Physaria occidentalis subsp. occidentalis
Next taxon: Planodes
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2017. Physaria tenella, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=80342, accessed on February 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 25, 2017.