[The Valerian Family in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

The Corn-salads and Plectritis of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Plectritis

Rosy Plectritis, Sea Blush, Shortspur Seablush: Plectritis congesta (Synonyms: Plectritis congesta ssp. congesta, Plectritis congesta var. major, Plectritis congesta ssp. nitida, Valerianella congesta)

Rosy Plectritis: Plectritis congesta

Shortspur White Plectritis, Spurless Corn-salad: Plectritis brachystemon (Synonyms: Plectritis anomala, Plectritis aphanoptera, Plectritis congesta ssp. brachystemon, Plectritis samolifolia)

Long-spur Plectritis, Long-spurred Plectritis, Longspur Seablush: Plectritis ciliosa ssp. ciliosa (Synonyms: Plectritis californica, Plectritis ciliosa ssp. ciliosa, Plectritis ciliosa ssp. insignis, Plectritis macrocera var. macroptera - Flowers pink or rose-colored with a long spur. Corolla lobes generally divided into 2 unequal lips.

Longspur Seablush: Plectritis ciliosa ssp. insignis

Rosy Plectritis, Sea Blush, Shortspur Seablush: Plectritis congesta (Synonyms: Plectritis congesta ssp. congesta, Plectritis congesta var. major, Plectritis congesta ssp. nitida, Valerianella congesta) - Flowers pink, shortly spurred. Corolla lobes generally greatly varying in size and shape, 2-lipped.

Longspur White Plectritis, White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera (Synonyms: Plectritis macrocera ssp. grayi, Plectritis macrocera ssp. macrocera, Plectritis macrocera var. collina, Plectritis macrocera var. grayi, Plectritis macrocera var. macrocera, Plectritis macrocera var. macroptera, Plectritis macrocera var. mamillata) - Flowers white, with a rounded spur or bump at the base of the corolla. Corolla lobes roughly equal in size and shape.


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