Comandra umbellata, bastard toadflax



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Intermountain Flora
Stems mostly 1-3 dm tall, simple or freely branched, the plants appearing gray-green; leaves thick and glaucous, linear or lanceolate to narrowly elliptic or lance-ovate, mostly 1-4 cm long and up to about 1 cm wide; tepals rather narrowly lanceolate to oblong, 2.5-5 mm long; fruit dry to somewhat fleshy, bluish to purplish or brown, mostly 6-9 mm thick, the hypanthium often forming a short neck at the top; 2n = 28.

Cronquist, A., Holmgren, N.H., and Holmgren, P.K. (1997) "Intermountain Flora" pg. 248, vol. 3 part A, The New York Botanical Garden New York.