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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Carrichtera||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Carrichtera annua (L.) DC.
Habit: Hairs simple, reflexed. Stem: erect to decumbent, generally branched, (0.5)0.7--3.5(4.5) dm. Leaf: basal, not rosetted, 1.5--4 cm; petiole 1--4.5 cm; blade 1- or 2-pinnately divided, lateral lobe pairs 3--6, ultimate segments 0.5--1.5 mm wide, linear to oblong; cauline short-petioled, similar to basal. Flower: sepals erect, not sac-like at base, 4--5 mm; petals spoon-shaped, cream to pale yellow, dark-purple- to brown-veined, 6.5--8 mm, 1--2 mm wide. Fruit: silicle, reflexed, lower segment 3--4 mm, 2.5--3.5 mm wide, widely ovoid to +- spheric, stiff-hairy; terminal segment 3--5 mm, 3--4 mm wide, flattened, glabrous, margins curved inward; pedicel strongly recurved, 2.5--4 mm, 1-sided. Seed: 4--6, 1.1--1.6 mm wide, +- spheric. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to Mediterranean, southwestern Asia. Flowering Time: Apr--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
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Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Carrichtera annua, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=82303, accessed on December 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 03, 2016.