Meconella californica

Torrey & Frémont in J. C. Frémont

in J. C. Frémont, Rep. Exped. Rocky Mts., 312. 1845

EndemicIllustrated
Synonyms: Meconella oregana var. californica (Torrey & Frémont) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Plants 0.3-1.8 dm. Stems erect to ascending. Leaves 3-25 mm; basal with blade spatulate; proximal cauline whorled, blade linear-spatulate; distal usually opposite, blade broadly linear; petiole to 17 mm; margins entire or rarely denticulate. Inflorescences: peduncle 3-8 cm. Flowers: receptacle shorter than broad, expanded into small ring beneath calyx; petals white to cream colored or outer sometimes yellow, alternately obovate and narrowly ovate, 2-7 × 1-5 mm, apex rounded; stamens ca. (6-)12, in 2 series; outer filaments shorter than inner; anthers ovoid to globose, much shorter than filaments, usually broader. Capsules to 50 × 1.5 mm. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering late winter–late spring.
Habitat: Moist, sunny slopes in open grassy areas in grasslands, oak or pine woodlands
Elevation: 0-1000 m

Discussion

The yellow color that occurs in the outer petals of some plants fades at night and returns in daylight.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Facts about "Meconella californica"
AuthorGary L. Hannan +
AuthorityTorrey & Frémont in J. C. Frémont +
DistributionCalif. +
Elevation0-1000 m +
HabitatMoist, sunny slopes in open grassy areas in grasslands, oak or pine woodlands +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering late winter–late spring. +
Publication titlein J. C. Frémont, Rep. Exped. Rocky Mts., +
Publication year1845 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V3/V3 894.xml +
Special statusEndemic + and Illustrated +
SynonymsMeconella oregana var. californica +
Taxon familyPapaveraceae +
Taxon nameMeconella californica +
Taxon parentMeconella +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 3 +