Saturday, February 6, 2016

Trichostema lanatum (Woolly Bluecurls)

 5/7/05 Pentachaeta Trail, Triunfo Creek Park, Santa Monic Mountains Conservancy,
Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, CA

 5/7/05 Pentachaeta Trail

5/7/05 Pentachaeta Trail


COMMON NAME: Woolly Bluecurls

SPECIES: Trichostema lanatum

FAMILY: Lamiaceae (Mint Family)


LOCATION: Pentachaeta Trail, Triunfo Creek Park, Santa Monic Mountains Conservancy, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Shrub < 15 dm

Stem: hairs short, appressed below, sometimes woolly near inflorescence

Leaf: petiole indistinct or < 3 mm; blade 3.5–7.5 cm, linear, margin rolled under, upper surface green, glabrous, lower surface gray-hairy; generally with cluster of smaller leaves in axil

Inflorescence: hairs densely woolly, 2–3 mm, obscuring pedicels, fine, blue, pink, or white

Flower: calyx lobes = or > tube, ± equal; corolla tube 9–14 mm, ± straight, exserted, lower lip 7–12 mm; stamens 2.5–4 cm, much exserted, arched

Ecology: Coastal scrub, chaparral

Elevation: < 800 m.  

Bioregional distribution: South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Western Transverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mountains, Peninsular Ranges 

Distribution outside California: Baja California

Horticultural information: DRN, SUN, DRY: 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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