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|Family: Saxifragaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Micranthes||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Micranthes californica (Greene) Small
Habit: Plant 15--35 cm; caudex generally with long slender rhizomes and bulblets. Leaf: 4--10 cm; petiole 2--5 cm; blade ovate, base tapered, teeth shallow, +- round or sharp. Inflorescence: often 1-sided, +- open. Flower: sepals generally reflexed, elliptic; petals 2.5--4.5 mm, >> sepals, elliptic to round; filaments +- flat, generally narrowed at tip; nectaries disk-like, lobed; pistils 2, ovary +- 1/2-inferior in flower. Fruit: 2 follicles. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Moist, shady places; Elevation: < 1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO, NCoRI, CaRF, SN (expected Teh), GV (Sutter to Stanislaus cos.), CW, SW; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon, northwestern Baja California. Flowering Time: Feb--May(Jun) Note: Plants in far northern California difficult to assign; see Micranthes fragosa.
Synonyms: Saxifraga californica Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Micranthes bryophora
Next taxon: Micranthes ferruginea
Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park 2016. Micranthes californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91942, accessed on May 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 28, 2016.