Saturday, June 2, 2018

Psorothamnus schottii (Schott's Indigo Bush)

4/3/11 Shaver's Valley, E. Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Schott's Indigo Bush

SPECIES: Psorothamnus schottii

FAMILY: Fabaceae (Pea Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 4/3/2011

LOCATION: Shaver's Valley, Eastern Riverside County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Shrub < 2 m, green, gray-strigose in age. 

Leaf: simple (or leaflets 2--3), 1--3 cm, linear, densely puberulent, gland-dotted, persistent. 

Inflorescence: open, 5--20-flowered; pedicel bractlets 2. 

Flower: calyx 4--6 mm, lobes < tube, glabrous to +- puberulent, glands generally many, brown to +- purple; corolla 7--10 mm, deep blue, banner with +- yellow spot, glands 0. 

Fruit: exserted, 7--10 mm; glands spaced, large. 

Ecology: Gravelly to sandy slopes, benches, washes; 

Elevation: < 600 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: DSon; 

Distribution Outside California: Arizona, northwestern Mexico, Baja California. 

Flowering Time: Mar--May 

eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely

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