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golden inside-out flower, Siskiyou inside-out-flower, yellow vancouveria

Leaves

persistent, 2-ternately compound or 3-5-foliolate, 10-18 cm;

petiole 3-12 cm, sparsely hairy.

Inflorescences

peduncle 2-3 dm;

pedicel 1-4 cm, stipitate-glandular.

Flowers

4-15;

bracteoles 6-9, tan to brown, 1-4 mm, caducous, stipitate-glandular;

sepals 6, yellow, spatulate, 6-10 mm, stipitate-glandular;

petals 6, yellow, 4-6 mm, margins entire, apex strongly reflexed, apical nectary darker yellow;

filaments stipitate-glandular.

Seeds

3-10, reddish brown, reniform to oblong, 3-4 mm.

Leaflet

blades ovate to oblong, slightly 3-lobed, leathery, base cordate, margins thickened, crisped, apex notched;

surfaces abaxially pubescent, glaucous, adaxially glabrous to rarely pubescent.

Follicles

greenish brown, 8-15 mm including beak, beak 3-4 mm, densely stipitate-glandular.

2n

= 12.

Vancouveria chrysantha

Phenology Flowering spring (May–Jun); fruiting spring–summer (Jun–Jul).
Habitat Open, mixed evergreen forests and thickets on serpentine substrates
Elevation 100-1500 m [300-4900 ft]
Distribution
from FNA
CA; OR
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Parent taxa Berberidaceae > Vancouveria
Sibling taxa
V. hexandra, V. planipetala
Name authority Greene: Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 66. (1885)
Source Flora of North America vol. 3.
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