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'''Synonym''': ''Linanthus bicolor''  
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'''Common name:''' true baby star
 
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[[File:LEBI BenLegler flw good1.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Flower Profile]]
'''Family''': Polemoniaceae
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'''Abbreviation code (Codon):''' LEBI
 
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==Taxonomy==
'''English Common Name''': true babystar
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'''English Family Name''': Pholx family
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'''Taxonomy'''
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*'''Kingdom''': Plantae
 
*'''Kingdom''': Plantae
 
*'''Phylum''': Magnoliophyta  
 
*'''Phylum''': Magnoliophyta  
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*'''Genus''': ''Leptosiphon''
 
*'''Genus''': ''Leptosiphon''
 
*'''Species''': ''bicolor''  
 
*'''Species''': ''bicolor''  
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==Description==
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'''General:''' Slender annual up to 1.5 dm. tall, the stem puberulent, often branched at the base, otherwise usually simple.
  
'''Description'''
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'''Leaves:''' Leaves rather firm, palmately 3-7 cleft, up to 2 cm. long, the segments linear, harshly ciliate.
  
General: Slender annual up to 1.5 dm. tall, the stem puberulent, often branched at the base, otherwise usually simple.
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'''Flowers:''' Flowers fragrant, sub-sessile in a dense, terminal, leafy cluster, the inflorescence leaves longer and more prominently ciliate than the lower; calyx firm, 5-10 mm. long, the 5 segments with needle-like tips; corolla with a very slender tube up to 3 cm. long, the throat yellow, the 5 abruptly-flaring, short lobes deep pink to purplish or white; stamens 5, the filaments attached in the corolla throat; style 3-parted; ovary superior.
Leaves: Leaves rather firm, palmately 3-7 cleft, up to 2 cm. long, the segments linear, harshly ciliate.
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Flowers: Flowers fragrant, sub-sessile in a dense, terminal, leafy cluster, the inflorescence leaves longer and more prominently ciliate than the lower; calyx firm, 5-10 mm. long, the 5 segments with needle-like tips; corolla with a very slender tube up to 3 cm. long, the throat yellow, the 5 abruptly-flaring, short lobes deep pink to purplish or white; stamens 5, the filaments attached in the corolla throat; style 3-parted; ovary superior.
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Fruit: Capsule with 3, several-seeded carpels.
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'''Bloom Period'''
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'''Fruit:''' Capsule with 3, several-seeded carpels.
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==Bloom Period==
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April- June
 
April- June
 
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==Distribution==
'''Distribution'''
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West of the Cascades, Vancouver Island, B. C., to California, east through the Columbia Gorge
 
West of the Cascades, Vancouver Island, B. C., to California, east through the Columbia Gorge
 
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==Habitat==
'''Habitat'''
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Mesic to dry, open, grassy places in the lowland zone; locally frequent on S Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands; S to CA.
 
Mesic to dry, open, grassy places in the lowland zone; locally frequent on S Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands; S to CA.
 
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==Uses==
 
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'''Uses'''
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None found (at the moment)  
 
None found (at the moment)  
 
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==Propagation==
'''Propagation/ Seed Propagation'''
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Seeds were sown into cone-tainers filled with Sunshine # 1 (a soil-less, peat-based media) amended with micro-nutrients (Micromax) and a slow-release fertilizer (Osmocote 14-14-14). Flats of conetainers were placed in greenhouse set at moderate temperatures (70 degree days/50 degree nights.) Seeds germinated readily with no treatment. Most seeds germinated within one to two weeks. (Leptosiphon grandiflorus also needed no treatment before germination).
 
Seeds were sown into cone-tainers filled with Sunshine # 1 (a soil-less, peat-based media) amended with micro-nutrients (Micromax) and a slow-release fertilizer (Osmocote 14-14-14). Flats of conetainers were placed in greenhouse set at moderate temperatures (70 degree days/50 degree nights.) Seeds germinated readily with no treatment. Most seeds germinated within one to two weeks. (Leptosiphon grandiflorus also needed no treatment before germination).
  
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http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php
  
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http://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch
  
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==Seed==
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'''Seed sample from:''' 2011
  
===Seed===
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[[File:LEBI LisaHintz sd 2012.jpg|300px|thumb|right|Leptosiphon seeds]]
'''Abbreviation:''' LEBI
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'''Seed sample from:''' 2011
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'''Average Measurement:''' 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.7
 
'''Average Measurement:''' 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.7
  
 
'''Measurement Range: L:''' 1.1 – 1.75, W: 0.6 – 1, D: 0.5 – 1
 
'''Measurement Range: L:''' 1.1 – 1.75, W: 0.6 – 1, D: 0.5 – 1
 
 
====Features====
 
====Features====
 
 
'''Shape:''' Seeds somewhat tear shaped, others elliptical.
 
'''Shape:''' Seeds somewhat tear shaped, others elliptical.
  
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'''Surface:''' Seeds bumpy and somewhat corrugated, giving them a “brain-like” texture. Seeds slightly glossy.
 
'''Surface:''' Seeds bumpy and somewhat corrugated, giving them a “brain-like” texture. Seeds slightly glossy.
 
  
 
'''Latitudinal Cross Section:''' elliptical [[File:LEBI lat.png]]
 
'''Latitudinal Cross Section:''' elliptical [[File:LEBI lat.png]]
  
 
'''Longitudinal cross section:''' elliptical [[File:LEBI long.png]] , and at times, obovate [[File:LEBI long ob.png]]
 
'''Longitudinal cross section:''' elliptical [[File:LEBI long.png]] , and at times, obovate [[File:LEBI long ob.png]]
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==References==
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==Photo Gallery==
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<gallery>
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File:LEBI BenLegler flw good.jpg
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File:LEBI BenLegler veg avg.jpg
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</gallery>

Latest revision as of 16:15, 21 May 2012

Common name: true baby star

Flower Profile

Abbreviation code (Codon): LEBI

Taxonomy


  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Magnoliophyta
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Order: Ericales/ Solanales
  • Family: Polemoniaceae
  • Genus: Leptosiphon
  • Species: bicolor

Description


General: Slender annual up to 1.5 dm. tall, the stem puberulent, often branched at the base, otherwise usually simple.

Leaves: Leaves rather firm, palmately 3-7 cleft, up to 2 cm. long, the segments linear, harshly ciliate.

Flowers: Flowers fragrant, sub-sessile in a dense, terminal, leafy cluster, the inflorescence leaves longer and more prominently ciliate than the lower; calyx firm, 5-10 mm. long, the 5 segments with needle-like tips; corolla with a very slender tube up to 3 cm. long, the throat yellow, the 5 abruptly-flaring, short lobes deep pink to purplish or white; stamens 5, the filaments attached in the corolla throat; style 3-parted; ovary superior.

Fruit: Capsule with 3, several-seeded carpels.

Bloom Period


April- June

Distribution


West of the Cascades, Vancouver Island, B. C., to California, east through the Columbia Gorge

Habitat


Mesic to dry, open, grassy places in the lowland zone; locally frequent on S Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands; S to CA.

Uses


None found (at the moment)

Propagation


Seeds were sown into cone-tainers filled with Sunshine # 1 (a soil-less, peat-based media) amended with micro-nutrients (Micromax) and a slow-release fertilizer (Osmocote 14-14-14). Flats of conetainers were placed in greenhouse set at moderate temperatures (70 degree days/50 degree nights.) Seeds germinated readily with no treatment. Most seeds germinated within one to two weeks. (Leptosiphon grandiflorus also needed no treatment before germination).

http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php

http://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch

Seed


Seed sample from: 2011

Leptosiphon seeds

Average Measurement: 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.7

Measurement Range: L: 1.1 – 1.75, W: 0.6 – 1, D: 0.5 – 1

Features

Shape: Seeds somewhat tear shaped, others elliptical.

Color: Seeds partially translucent and brown. Hilium inconspicuous.

Surface: Seeds bumpy and somewhat corrugated, giving them a “brain-like” texture. Seeds slightly glossy.

Latitudinal Cross Section: elliptical LEBI lat.png

Longitudinal cross section: elliptical LEBI long.png , and at times, obovate LEBI long ob.png

References


Photo Gallery