Subalpine Paintbrush

Harvery Monroe Hall Research Natural Area, Inyo Forest, California July 2016

Habit: Perennial herb 10--20 cm, generally unbranched, green or +- gray-green, +- spreading-hairy and glandular.

Leaf: 20--40 mm, linear to lanceolate; lobes 0--3

Inflorescence: 3--12 cm; bracts 10--15 mm, lobes 3--5, +- acute, purple-red.

Flower: calyx 16--18 mm, divided 1/2--2/3 abaxially and adaxially, +- 1/8 on sides, lobes generally acute to rounded; corolla 16--20 mm, beak 7--9 mm, pale yellow, lower lip 5--7 mm, yellow-green, pouches shallow, short, teeth +- triangular, +- white or +- purple, erect; stigma +- 2--lobed. Fruit: 7--9 mm.

Seed: 1--1.5 mm; coat shallowly netted, loose-fitting. Chromosomes: 2n=24.

Ecology: Moist meadows; Elevation: 1550--3700 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRH, SNH. Flowering Time: Jul--Aug

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