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Plectritis congesta ssp. brachystemon
Plectritis congesta ssp. brachystemon
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0315 1126 (2015-03-11)

Copyright © 2015 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  Mar 9, 2015
  • location   San Bruno Mountain (San Mateo County, California, US)
  • family Valerianaceae
  • notes   Habit of a clump of the annual Plectritis congesta ssp. brachystemon, growing on a moist, rocky, north-facing slope.

    Note the plants here are relatively dwarfed in stature (compare with this image). Also, the leaves are opposite and quite consistently 4-ranked...with the lowest pairs having nearly round blades with winged petioles, while the upper pairs are obovate to oblong and sessile. The corollas have a fused tube below and a limb that appear from a distance to be 4 lipped...but close examination of the upper lip reveals a small notch, and thus the corollas are considered 5-lobed.

    [Puzzle: Can you find the 1) lone just-opening Microsteris gracilis...and 2) pendent head of Senecio vulgaris?]

  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

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