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|Family: Onagraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Taraxia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Taraxia ovata (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Small
Habit: Plant +- fleshy. Leaf: blade 30--150 mm, narrowly elliptic to ovate, +- entire to wavy, veins and margin with short, erect hairs; petiole 8--150 mm. Flower: hypanthium 2--3 mm; sepals 11--19 mm; petals 8--23 mm; sterile tip of ovary 25--180 mm. Fruit: 11--30 mm, linear-oblanceolate, +- straight or slightly curved, swollen by seeds, papery, tardily dehiscent, +- sessile. Seed: 1.8--2.2 mm, papillate, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Grassy fields, generally clay soil; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CW; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
Synonyms: Oenothera ovata Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray; Camissonia ovata (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) P.H. Raven
eFlora Treatment Author: Warren L. Wagner & Peter C. Hoch, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Warren L. Wagner
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Citation for this treatment: Warren L. Wagner & Peter C. Hoch, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Warren L. Wagner 2017. Taraxia ovata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=89233, accessed on January 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 24, 2017.