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|Family: Polemoniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Navarretia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Navarretia paradoxiclara L.A. Johnson & D. Gowen
Habit: Plant erect, narrow, 1° axes 1--several. Stem: 8--30 cm, branches ascending; white-hairy, hairs generally reflexed. Leaf: 1--2-pinnate-lobed, glabrous or sparsely white-hairy abaxially; axis, lobes needle-like, lobes at leaf tip spreading. Inflorescence: bracts, calyces white-hairy about middle; bracts 10--20 mm, generally exceeding flowers by 1.5--2 ×, bracts pinnate-lobed, lower lobes needle-like, forked, 3 lobes at tip spreading; inner bracts clasping, base expanded-concave, narrowly membrane-margined. Flower: calyx membranes V-shaped, hairy at middle, lobes generally entire (1--2 lobes 3-pronged); corolla 9.5--13.5 mm, pale blue to white, lobes 1.25--2.5 mm wide, ovate, 1 vein entering base; stamens, style exserted, filaments 3--4.7 mm, anthers exceeded by to equaling corolla lobes, stigmas 2. Fruit: chambers 1--2; translucent below middle, dehiscing when wetted. Seed: dark brown, pitted.
Ecology: Open, seasonally wet areas, meadows, serpentine soils; Elevation: 150--450 m. Bioregional Distribution: n&c SNF (Calaveras, Tuolumne cos.). Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Navarretia intertexta subsp. intertexta sensu TJM2 (2012), in part
eFlora Treatment Author: Leigh A. Johnson
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Navarretia ojaiensis
Next taxon: Navarretia paradoxinota
Citation for this treatment: Leigh A. Johnson 2017. Navarretia paradoxiclara, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=98885, accessed on February 27, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 27, 2017.