Synthyris borealis Pennell
FamilyScrophulariaceae — APG family: Plantaginaceae
Common namealaska synthyris
DescriptionVillose-hirsute; stem simple, from oblique, short, thick rhizome; leaves cordate, deeply crenate-dentate to shallowly pedately lobed, the divisions dentate; inflores- cence rounded, prolonged in fruit; subtended by 24 dentate leaves; bracts small, dentate; sepals 4, lanceolate-linear, acute; corolla blue, hirsute, the lobes equaling the tube; upper lip longer than the 3-cleft lower lip; stamens and style exserted; capsule hirsute.
EcologyRidges and solifluction soil in the mountains, to at least 2,135 meters in McKinley Park.
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Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.