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Jepson Field Book volume 28_24 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 28_24
Alameda No. 5680. Salicornia ambigua = S. virginica L. Plants in anthesis showing only stamens or only pistils! The stigmas 3, very hairy or almost feathery, whitish plants sometimes with a trunk one [foot] high and one inch [diameter]! Protandrons [according] to examination made by my direction by Miss. Goldsmith.  No. 5681. Suaeda californica Low diffuse shrubs one to two [feet] high, forming low mounds 2 to 6 [feet] across. Stigmas 3, very hairy, protruded from the closed calyx between its tips. Afterwards the calyx opens wide, the anthers protruding and coming into [?anthisis]; from between the tips (cucullate) of the lobes arise the filaments.  No. 5682. Atriplex hastata = A. patula ssp. hastata. Alameda. ::::::::: 20 Sept. 1913 Frankenia grandifolia, in [flower]. [Petals] 5; stamens 6.  Marshes about Bay Farm Island mostly pure Salicornia ambigua. It is often of very uniform and level growth, in other places the older growth sticks up above the new growth and makes it look ragged. Frankenia grandifolia is often mixed with it, but often occurs in pure spots 4 to 6 feet square, low mound-like places, perhaps one foot high. There are the two dominant plants over the area, the former 90 times more abundant I should say. Grindelia cuneata appears wherever the ground rises a few inches above the optimum level for Salicornia. I suppose Salicornia
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