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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sidalcea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Species: Sidalcea asprella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
Sidalcea asprella subsp. nana (Jeps.) S.R. Hill
Habit: Plant 1--5(8) dm, caudex erect or 0, rhizomes > 10 cm, +- 2(3) mm diam, free-rooting. Stem: base prostrate, decumbent-ascending, to erect, densely stellate-puberulent, +- sparser above. Leaf: generally basal, 20--23 mm, 22--27 mm wide, cordate, generally 7-lobed; basal (deeply crenate to) lobed 1/2 to base; cauline generally 1--3, deeply lobed, lobes generally 3-toothed at tip; adaxially with hairs generally 2--4-rayed (simple), bristly. Inflorescence: +- scapose, ascending, 6--11(30) cm, generally 1-sided, open, stellate-puberulent, axis +- < 1 mm diam; bracts linear, 2--2.5 mm; flowering stalks generally 3--4 mm, stout; bisexual 2--9(19)-flowered; pistillate +- 9--14-flowered. Flower: calyx +- 7 mm, densely stellate-puberulent, lobes 5 mm, 2.5 mm wide, 1--3-veined; petals generally 1.7--2(2.5) cm in bisexual, generally 0.9--1.1 cm, darker in pistillate. Fruit: segments +- 8, beak +- 1 mm.
Ecology: Open woodland, grassy margins, yellow-pine/Douglas-fir forest, generally serpentine; Elevation: 460--1725 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW (esp NCoRH), CaR, n SNH; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
Synonyms: Sidalcea malviflora (DC.) A. Gray subsp. nana (Jeps.) C.L. Hitchc.; Sidalcea reptans Greene var. nana Jeps.
Unabridged Note: Confused with Sidalcea asprella subsp. asprella, Sidalcea celata, Sidalcea elegans, Sidalcea glaucescens; needs study. Type specimen has 2--3 flowers per inflorescence.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sidalcea asprella subsp. asprella
Next taxon: Sidalcea calycosa
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2017. Sidalcea asprella subsp. nana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=91786, accessed on March 27, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 27, 2017.