Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Meadow Nemophila (Nemophila pedunculata)

4/2/10 Vista Grande Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, 
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Meadow Nemophila

SPECIES: Nemophila pedunculata

FAMILY: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 4/2/2010

LOCATION: Vista Grande Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Leaf: opposite; blade >= petiole, 5--35 mm, oblong to ovate, lobes 5--9, deep, generally entire, obtuse or acute. 

Inflorescence: pedicels 4--12 mm, < 45 mm in fruit. 

Flower: calyx lobes 1--4 mm, appendages < 3 mm in fruit; corolla 2--5 mm, 2--8 mm wide, bowl- or bell-shaped, white or blue, generally dark-veined or with black, blue, or purple dots, purple-spotted or not at lobe tips, tube = filaments; anthers < 1 mm; style < 2 mm. 

Seed: 2--8, black, brown, or green, smooth, wrinkled, or pitted. 

Ecology: Common. Ocean bluffs, grassland, slopes, meadows, sandbars, fields, woodland, streambanks; 

Elevation: < 2400 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, MP; 

Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, Baja California. 

Flowering Time: Feb--Jul 

eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Patterson & Richard R. Halse

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