Stemodia durantifolia (L.) Sw.
Family: Plantaginaceae
whitewoolly twintip,  more...
[Capraria durantifolia L.,  more]
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Max Licher  
Wiggins 1964, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Weedy annual with erect to slightly procumbent stems, 10-50 cm tall, stems terete to obscurely angled, herbage sparsely to moderately glandular-puberulent, darkening in drying, decumbent stems root at nodes. Leaves: Opposite, lower leaves broadly oblanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate, 7-15 mm broad, 2-4.5 cm long, acute or obtuse at apex, slightly auriculate and clasping at base, serrate from apex two-thirds of way to base, upper leaves lance elliptic, 1.5-3 mm wide, 0.5-1.5 cm long serrulate. Flowers: Solitary in axils on slender pedicels 1-6 mm long, puberulent with tack-shaped, glandular hairs, bracteoles linear, 2-3.5 mm long, 1-2 immediately below calyx, calyx 5-parted to base, sepals linear-lanceolate, subequal, 4-5 mm long, glandular puberulent, corolla funnel shaped, 8-10 mm long, bluish or purplish, tube yellowish, 4-8 mm long. Fruits: Septicidally dehiscent capsule, broadly ovoid, 4-5 mm long, 2-4 valved. Ecology: Found in wet soil along streams and along pools from 1,000-5,000 ft (305-1524 m); flowers March-October. Notes: Distinctive with its glandular pubescent herbage, opposite leaves that narrow to linear cauline leaves and the funnel shaped bluish purple corolla. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Stemodia comes from Greek stemon, stamen, and dis, two, referring to the anthers, while durantifolia means with leaves like the genus Duranta. Synonyms: Capraria durantifolia, Stemodia arizonica Editor: SBuckley, 2010
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Sue Rutman  
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