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Grapevine Canyon - SS

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Drymaria glandulosa - Fendler's drymary

Synonyms: Drymaria fendleri
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Caryophyllaceae

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Grapevine Canyon
Plant - summer
Grapevine Canyon
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual   Similar Species: Drymaria sp.
General Desc: A small erect or ascending forb with thin simple or branched stems and small clusters of terminal white flowers.
Identification notes: Blades of stem leaves heart-shaped, 4-25 mm wide; stems erect or ascending; petal lobe apex not notched; seeds 0.5-0.7 mm.
Height: 4 inches


Habitat Description: Documented in Yavapai County in the Bradshaw mountains. Can be found congregating in the shade of trees or shrubs in woodlands.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 5000 - 6000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White     Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Aug - Sep
Description: Three to 15 flowers appear on the end of long stalk in axillary clusters. Sepals are lanceolate with acute ends and arch outward at midsection. Outer sepals shorter than inner. Sepals less than 1/4 inch long. Has 5 petals.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Bright green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Round or Oval     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves are to 3/8 inch long and a little broader than long. Terminates at a point. Leaf stems are slender and shorter than the blades.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Tan to reddish-brown   
Fruit Type: Capsule
Seed Notes: Seeds tan to reddish-brown and snail-shell-shaped. Less than 1/16 inch in size.

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