Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 1899, Collinsia parviflora  
 

 

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  Plantaginaceae Collinsia parviflora
Photographed 24 November 2018.

Coll. No. 1899, 28 May 2018, characters observed: Annual herb, to 23 cm., ±minutely pubescent throughout, eglandular; Stem, round; Leaves, opposite below, but occurring in 3s above, 14 mm. × 3.5 mm. wide, oblanceolate, very short petiole if at all, generally glabrous except minute pubescence on entire margins; Inflorescence, indeterminant, axillary (or nearly entire plant inflorescence as seen in Veronica spp.); Pedicels, 4 mm. in flower, to 21 mm. in fruit, finely pubescent; Calyx, lobes, #5, tube 2 mm. + lobes 2.5-3.0 mm., keeled or mid-vein prominent, body purplish when young, fading tan, tips, green; Corolla, none found; Stamens, none found; (Possible that stamens are inserted on a corolla that is very early deciduous.) Ovary, 1.6 mm. × 1.4 mm. wide, globose, entire, very dark brown to black; Style, #1, 2.5-2.7 mm.; Stigma, simple; Fruit, capsule, 5 mm. × 2 mm. wide, entire, i.e., no notch, obovate; Seeds, #3, maybe 4, 2 mm. × 1.5 mm. wide, flattened, dark brown.

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