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Eriastrum pluriflorum ssp. sherman-hoytiae
Eriastrum pluriflorum ssp. sherman-hoytiae
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0111 0807 (2011-01-10)

Copyright © 2011 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  Apr 27, 2003
  • location   Short Canyon (Kern County, California, US)
  • family Polemoniaceae
  • notes   Using the current Jepson key, this goes to Eriastrum pluriflorum ssp. sherman-hoytiae. One needs to know (at couplet 6 in that key) that the stamens are attached just below corolla sinus, where the color changes from the purplish-blue tube to the whitish throat).

    Note also the presence of the 'wiggle-room' qualifiers at couplet 7: ''Pl gen dense, occ cespitose''. Gen(erally) and occ(asionally) imply 'not always'. Indeed here the plant is neither dense or cespitose.

    Also I believe the 'lvs linear' character in couplet 7' refers to the *width*, and is not meant to imply the margins must be entire (some are 4-lobed in this plant).

    So, with the proper interpretation of the key and descriptions, the ID here actually comes out quite nicely in this new (revised) Jepson key. Having said all that, I must admit that I wasn't completely clear on all this until assisted by comments from Eriastrum maestro David Gowen :-)

  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

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