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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plagiobothrys||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plagiobothrys nitens (Greene) I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Annual, glabrous to sparse-short-strigose. Stem: ascending to erect, 1--1.5 dm, generally branched above base. Leaf: cauline, lower 2--5 cm. Inflorescence: bracts +- throughout. Flower: calyx 1.5--3 mm; corolla limb 1--2 mm diam. Fruit: nutlet 1--1.5 mm, ovate, +- flat, asymmetric, shiny, gray to tan; abaxial ridge +- 0, lateral ridges 0, cross-ribs +- 0; adaxial ridge to beyond middle, +- folded to 1 side below; scar generally near base, elongate, with thin, incurved margins, +- sunken.
Ecology: Wet areas below springs; Elevation: 1510 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNE (Deep Springs Lake, ne Inyo Co.); Distribution Outside California: Nevada, northern Utah. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Plagiobothrys scouleri (Hook. & Arn.) I.M. Johnst. var. penicillatus (Greene) Cronquist, in part
Unabridged Note: Apparently most closely related to more northerly occurring Plagiobothrys cusickii. See note under Plagiobothrys cognatus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Plagiobothrys mollis var. vestitus
Next taxon: Plagiobothrys nothofulvus
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley 2017. Plagiobothrys nitens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=86074, accessed on April 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 28, 2017.