Thursday, April 28, 2016

Frasera speciosa (Monument Plant)

 7/7/07 Meadow off Hwy. 108 just west of Sonora Pass Historical Marker
9,624' elevation, Stanislaus National Forest,Sierra Nevada, Mono County, CA

 7/7/07 Hwy. 108

 7/7/07 Hwy. 108

7/7/07 Hwy. 108


COMMON NAME: Monument Plant

SPECIES: Frasera speciosa

FAMILY: Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)


LOCATION: Meadow off Hwy. 108 (Sonora Pass Hwy.) just west of Sonora Pass Historical Marker, 9,624' elevation, Stanislaus National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Mono County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Plant 7–20 dm, glabrous or stem and leaves puberulent

Stem 1, > 1.5 cm wide

Leaves: basal 7–50 cm, 1–15 cm wide, oblanceolate to elliptic-obovate, tips rounded to acute; cauline whorled, lance-oblong, tips acute

Inflorescence elongate, ± dense above, open below; pedicels 1–10 cm

Flower: calyx 12–25 mm; corolla 12–20 mm, with deeply, multi-divided scales between stamen bases, light yellowish green, purple-dotted, lobes elliptic-oblong, acute to short-acuminate; nectary pits 2 per corolla lobe, narrowly elliptic

Ecology: Mtn meadows, open woodlands

Elevation: 1500–3000 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, High Sierra Nevada, Warner Mountains 

Distribution outside California: to Washington, South Dakota, New Mexico

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