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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hydrophyllum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hydrophyllum alpestre A. Nelson & P. B. Kenn.
Habit: Plant 10--45 cm; rhizome short. Stem: spreading-hairy. Leaf: petiole 3--15 cm; blade 4--12 cm, ovate to oblong, leaflets 5--7, lanceolate to obovate, obtuse or acute, mucronate, entire between coarse teeth or lobes, proximal pair generally distinct, terminal +- merged. Inflorescence: near ground, << subtending leaves; peduncle 1--5 cm, in fruit recurved; pedicels 2--5 mm, in fruit to 20 mm, recurved. Flower: calyx lobes 3--4 mm; corolla 4--10 mm, lobes 2--6 mm, white to purple or white with lavender marks; anthers << 1 mm; style 7--10 mm. Seed: 1--3, 2--3 mm, light brown.
Ecology: Moist slopes, meadows, flats; Elevation: 800--2600 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRH, n SNH, MP, SNE exc W&I; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Idaho, Utah. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul Note: Hydrophyllum capitatum Douglas ex Benth. var. alpinum S. Watson sufficiently divergent to warrant species rank, but the name Hydrophyllum alpinum (S. Watson) Greene ex Brand disqualified by rules of nomenclature (see ICPN).
Synonyms: Hydrophyllum capitatum Douglas ex Benth. var. alpinum S. Watson
eFlora Treatment Author: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson & Richard R. Halse
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Previous taxon: Hydrophyllum
Next taxon: Hydrophyllum fendleri var. albifrons
Citation for this treatment: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson & Richard R. Halse 2017. Hydrophyllum alpestre, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 2, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=99771, accessed on March 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 29, 2017.