Thursday, February 23, 2017

Primula jeffreyi (Sierra Shooting Star)

7/3/16 North Lake, Bishop region, Eastern Sierra, 
Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA

7/3/16 North Lake


COMMON NAME: Sierra Shooting Star

SPECIES: Primula jeffreyi

FAMILY: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/3/2016

LOCATION: North Lake Road, Bishop region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, 
Inyo County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Plant glabrous except stem, inflorescence glandular-hairy. 

Stem: 10--60 cm. 

Leaf: 9--50 cm; blade linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, generally tapered to petiole, entire to crenate. 

Inflorescence: 3--18-flowered. 

Flower: parts in 4s or 5s; corolla lobes 10--25 mm, magenta to lavender or white; filaments free or partly fused, generally < 1.5 mm, anthers 6.5--11 mm, connective wrinkled, generally dark purple; stigma enlarged. Fruit: circumscissile or with valves, sometimes both on 1 pl. 

Ecology: Moist to dry meadows, streambanks; 

Elevation: 600--3000 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: NW (exc NCo), CaR, SN, MP; 

Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana. 

Flowering Time: Jun--Aug 

Note: Highly variable, especially in southern SN. Intergrades with Primula fragransPrimula tetrandra

Synonyms: Dodecatheon jeffreyi Van Houtte; Dodecatheon jeffreyi subsp. jeffreyi; Dodecatheon jeffreyi subsp. pygmaeum (H.M. Hall) H.J. Thomps.; Dodecatheon jeffreyi f. pygmaeum H.M. Hall

Unabridged Note: From Reveal 2009 FNANM 8:276: "This species is known universally as Dodecatheon jeffreyi, although it was named a year earlier as D. jeffreyanum K. Koch. To avoid the introduction of a name that has never been used for this widespread and sometimes cultivated plant, D. jeffreyanum has been proposed for rejection (J.F. Veldkamp et al. 2008) [J.F. Veldkamp, J.L. Reveal, and K.N. Gandhi 2008 Taxon 57:1004--1006]".

eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Sylvia Kelso

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