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|Family: Polemoniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Leptosiphon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Leptosiphon croceus (Eastw.) Strother & Kersh
Habit: Annual, hairy. Stem: much-branched from base, 2--7 cm, internodes short. Leaf: lobes 4--7 mm, narrowly obovate, +- thickened, middle lobe rounded. Inflorescence: heads. Flower: calyx 6--11 mm, lobes generally deltate, 1 mm wide at middle, densely glandular-hairy, membrane obscure; corolla salverform, tube 26--39 mm, yellow to +- red, throat yellow-orange, lobes 6--8 mm, obovate, rounded, bright yellow, generally with 2 red spots at base; stamens exserted; stigmas 2--5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Local, open, grassy areas, coastal bluffs; Elevation: +- 0 m. Bioregional Distribution: n CCo (Montara, San Mateo Co.). Flowering Time: Apr--May Note: The combination Leptosiphon croceus (Eastw.) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson is not considered to have been validly published because the place of publication of the basionym was incorrectly cited by Porter & Johnson, a situation corrected by Strother & Kersh (Phytoneuron 2016-21: 1-2).
Synonyms: Linanthus croceus Eastw.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson & Robyn Battaglia
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Leptosiphon ciliatus
Next taxon: Leptosiphon filipes
Citation for this treatment: Robert Patterson & Robyn Battaglia 2017. Leptosiphon croceus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=80954, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.