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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Perennial from caudex, rhizome, or tuber.
Leaf: basal, generally many, simple to compound, generally petioled; blade or leaflets lobed to dissected or not, margins entire or toothed; in flower or fruit withered or not.
Inflorescence: terminal, flowers 1 or 2–7 in cymes; peduncle erect; pedicel elongated in fruit; involucre bracts sessile or stalked, generally in 1–2 whorls of 2–5, simple to compound, ± like leaves or leaflets in size, shape.
Flower: receptacle elongated in fruit; sepals 5–10, petal-like; petals generally 0; stamens 10–200; pistils many, styles persistent as beaks.
± 150 species: arctic, temperate worldwide; some cultivated for ornamental. (Greek: flower shaken by wind) [Dutton et al. 1997 FNANM 3:139–155] Spp. with long, plumose styles sometimes placed in Pulsatilla.
Unabridged references: [Hoot et al. 1994 Syst Bot 19:169–200]
1. Fr beak (18)20–40(50) mm, long-shaggy-hairy, plumose; sepals 10–17(19) mm wide ..... A. occidentalis
1' Fr beak <= 6 mm, glabrous to puberulent, not plumose; sepals generally 3.5–15(20) mm wide
2. Lvs generally > 1; leaves, involucre bracts simple or 1–2-ternate, lobed to dissected; plant from tuber or caudex; fruit body densely woolly or silky; sepals <= 10 mm wide
3. Fr aggregate ellipsoid, (15)20–30 mm; fruit beak soft-puberulent; e DMtns ..... A. tuberosa
3' Fr aggregate generally spheric, 10–20 mm; fruit beak glabrous; KR, CaR, SN
4. Stamens 80–100; leaf ultimate segments 1–1.5(2) mm wide; involucre bracts ± 2-ternate, in 1 whorl; sepals white to ± blue ..... A. drummondii var. drummondii
4' Stamens 50–80; leaf ultimate segments (1.5)2–3.5(5) mm wide; involucre bracts ± 1-ternate, in (1)2 whorls; sepals green to yellow, blue, purple, or red (white) ..... A. multifida var. multifida
2' Lvs 0–2; leaves, involucre bracts simple or 1-ternate, crenate or serrate to lobed, not dissected; plant from rhizome; fruit body glabrous to puberulent or rough-hairy; sepals 1.5–15(20) mm wide
5. Involucre bracts generally simple, ± sessile; sepals generally 5, (8)10–15(20) mm wide, white; stamens >= 100 ..... A. deltoidea
5' Involucre bracts generally 1-ternate, stalked; sepals generally 5–7, generally 1.5–8 mm wide, blue to purple, ± red, pink, or white; stamens <=75
6. Fr beak (0.5)1–1.5 mm; sepals 10–20 mm; stamens 30–60(75) ..... A. oregana var. oregana
6' Fr beak ± 0.5–1 mm; sepals 3.5–15 mm; stamens <= 40
7. Sepals 7–15 mm, 4–8 mm wide; pedicel generally (0.5)3–10 cm in fruit; fruit beak 0.6–1 mm; stamens 25–40 ..... A. grayi
7' Sepals 3.5–8(10) mm, 1.5–3(3.5) mm wide; pedicel 1–3(4) cm in fruit; fruit beak ± 0.5 mm; stamens 10–30(35) ..... A. lyallii
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