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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Nemacladus glanduliferus - glandular threadplant

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Campanulaceae

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Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual
General Desc: Diffusely branched delicate annual forb with basal leaves in a compact rosette. Small flowers are borne on stems in loose racemes.
Identification notes: Petals almost distinct, the tube is very short. Anthers are very minute, no more than 0.3 mm long. Lower stems are purplish or brownish.
Height: 10 to 12 inches


Habitat Description: Dry slopes, rocky basalt, limestone and sandy soils, dry washes.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Riparian
Elevation: 3500 - 5000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White to purplish     Shape: Irregular in elongated clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Mar - May
Description: Flowers are white with 3 upper petal lobes tipped with purple, 2 lower petal lobes are white.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Round or oval     Leaf Margin: Toothed     Leaf Attachment: Basal and alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Basal leaves are mostly oblanceolate, toothed or pinnatifid, and 1/2 to 1 inch long. Lower parts of stems are purplish or brownish.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Brown   
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Notes: Seed capsules are slender and cylindrical, with distinct, somewhat flattened longitudinal ridges.

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