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7. Onosma simplicissimum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 1: 196. 1762.

单茎滇紫草 dan jing dian zi cao

Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs or perennial herbs, with short branched caudex, densely silky appressed pilose. Stems single or several, simple, erect to ascending, 10-20 cm. Leaves linear, 3-5 cm × 2-4 mm, margin usually slightly rolled, apex acute. Inflorescences small, furcate, compressed at anthesis, elongated in fruit. Pedicel short. Calyx 6-8 mm, to 1.3 cm in fruit. Corolla light yellow, 1.8-2 cm. Nectary glabrous or sparsely short pubescent. Anthers included. Nutlets dark gray, 2.5-3 mm, smooth, with well developed shoulders. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul. 2n = 14.

Stony slopes, on rocks, in mountain-steppe belt. NW Xinjiang (Altay Shan) [Kazakhstan, Russia; Europe].


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