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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Polycarpon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Polycarpon tetraphyllum (L.) L. var. tetraphyllum
Stem: prostrate to erect, often much-branched, especially above, 3--17 cm. Leaf: stipules lanceolate to widely triangular; petiole 0 or tapered to blade; blade 4--12 mm, obovate. Flower: sepals lanceolate to ovate, awn widely triangular; petals linear to elliptic. Seed: 0.4--0.5 mm, obliquely triangular, granular. Chromosomes: 2n=32,48,64.
Ecology: Disturbed shaded areas, roadsides; Elevation: < 450 m, 1180 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO, n SNF, c SN, ScV, CCo, SCo, SnGb; Distribution Outside California: British Columbia, Texas, southeastern North America; native to southern Europe. Flowering Time: Spring--fall
Unabridged Note: 2 other varieties, native to southern Europe, introduced +- worldwide.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Previous taxon: Polycarpon depressum
Next taxon: Pseudostellaria
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Polycarpon tetraphyllum var. tetraphyllum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=81542, accessed on May 02, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 02, 2016.