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|Family: Saxifragaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Micranthes||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Micranthes nidifica (Greene) Small
Habit: Plant 10--50 cm; caudex with rhizomes and generally bulblets. Leaf: 3--10 cm; petiole 1.5--5 cm; blade ovate, base generally tapered, entire or minutely toothed. Inflorescence: generally open between +- head-like clusters. Flower: sepals +- reflexed, <= petals, triangular to ovate; petals 1--2 mm, narrowly elliptic to round; filaments +- flat, narrowed near tip; nectaries disk-like, lobed; pistils 2, ovary > 1/2-inferior in flower. Fruit: 2 follicles. Chromosomes: 2n=38.
Ecology: Open wet meadows, slopes; Elevation: (1000)1800--3500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO (Buck Mtn, Humboldt Co.), SNH, MP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Aug Note: Variable. Intergrades with Micranthes integrifolia and Micranthes fragosa in KR, CaR, MP. Plants in SNH with open inflorescence that are similar to Micranthes californica and Micranthes fragosa may be distinct (Micranthes montana Small).
Synonyms: Saxifraga nidifica Greene var. nidifica
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Micranthes marshallii
Next taxon: Micranthes odontoloma
Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park 2016. Micranthes nidifica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91948, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.