Synthyris reniformis

(Douglas ex Bentham) Bentham in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle

Prodr. 10: 454. 1846

Common names: Round-leaf kittentail snow queen
Basionyms: Wulfenia reniformis Douglas ex Bentham Scroph. Ind., 46. 1835
Synonyms: Veronica regina-nivalis M. M. Martínez Ort. & Albach
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 303. Mentioned on page 296, 297, 298.

Leaves persistent, some withering in 2d year as new leaves expand; blade cordate to reniform, 25+ mm wide, leathery, base cordate to lobate, margins incised-crenate, teeth apices obtuse to rounded, surfaces glabrous or hairy; basal veins extending into distal 1/2 of blade, lateral veins 2–4 on each side of midvein. Racemes decumbent, to 18 cm in fruit; sterile bracts usually 0; flowers 5–10, loosely aggregated. Sepals 4. Petals (3 or)4(or 5), apex entire or erose; corolla blue, ± regular, campanulate, much longer than calyx, puberulent-villous in throat, tube conspicuous. Stamens epipetalous. Ovaries: ovules 4. Capsules sparsely hairy.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun; fruiting Apr–Aug.
Habitat: Forests.
Elevation: 0–1500 m.


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Larry D. Hufford +
(Douglas ex Bentham) Bentham in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle +
Wulfenia reniformis +
Round-leaf kittentail +  and snow queen +
Calif. +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
0–1500 m. +
Forests. +
Flowering Mar–Jun +  and fruiting Apr–Aug. +
Veronica regina-nivalis +
Synthyris reniformis +
Synthyris +
species +