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Downingia willamettensis
Willamette downingia
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Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to California.

Habitat: Marshes, wet meadows and edges of ponds.

Flowers: April-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Annual herbs from fibrous roots, the stems erect or ascending, simple or branched, 0.5-3 dm. tall, the herbage glabrous throughout.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, sessile, the lower leaves narrow, the others lanceolate to lance-ovate, 0.5-1.5 cm. long and up to 7 mm. wide.

Flowers:

Flowers sessile and solitary in the leaf axils; calyx lobes 5, linear, 3-8 mm. long; corolla showy, blue to pink or white with a yellow-ridged white eye, 7-12 mm. long, two-lipped, the tube short, the 3-lobed lower lip large and spreading or reflexed; filaments and anthers connected in tubes, both tubes nearly straight and parallel, the filament tube 2-4.5 mm. long; stigma 2-lobed; ovary inferior.

Fruits:

Capsule 1-celled, elongate, 2-4 cm. long and 1-1.5 mm. thick.

Accepted Name:
Downingia willamettensis M. Peck

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Downingia yina Applegate var. major McVaugh [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Downingia willamettensis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Downingia willamettensis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Downingia willamettensis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Downingia willamettensis photos.

USDA Plants: Downingia willamettensis information.

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