Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Hedeoma nana (Torrey) Briquet
(Dwarf False Pennyroyal)
Hedeoma dentata Torrey var. nana Torrey
Hedeoma thymoides Gray
Hedeoma nana has a diminutive but beautiful small flower. It is pink with purple stripes. The upper corolla lobe is notched. The plant is branched mainly from the base. The pubescence on the leaves curves downward. The lower calyceal lobes are twice as long as the upper ones, which are reflexed at maturity. The proximal portion of the calyx is swollen at maturity and makes up about 2/3 the total length of the calyceal tube. Hedeoma nana is found in middle elevation forest.
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Hedeoma nana, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Acklin Hill, November 12, 2009
Hedeoma nana, macro of corolla with notched upper lobe & calyx with swollen proximal portion, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Acklin Hill, November 12, 2009
Hedeoma nana, macro of cauline leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Acklin Hill, November 12, 2009
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