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Bruce A. Ford

Perennial herb from clustered, slender to fusiform or ± spheric fleshy roots, glabrous. Stem: ascending to erect; branches 0(–few). Leaf: 2-ternate; basal petioles generally > blades, cauline short to ± 0; leaflets wide-ovate to wedge-shaped-obovate, margins entire to deeply 2–3 lobed. Inflorescence: terminal or axillary, cymes or racemes, 2–10 flowered, or flowers 1. Flower: sepals generally 5, petal-like; petals 0; stamens 10–many; pistils [2]3–10, stalk-like base 0 or short. Fruit: follicle, glabrous, veins obvious, stalk-like base curved or not, occasionally 0, beak straight to recurved. Seed: ± red-brown, smooth, wrinkled or minutely pubescent.
6 species: temperate North America, Eurasia.
Unabridged references: [Calder & Taylor 1963 Madroño 17:69–76]

Key to Enemion

1. Fruit stalk-like base 0; filaments > 20, ± thread-like, not flat; sepals 5–11 mm; leaf segment lobes 2–9 mm wide ..... E. occidentale

1' Fruit stalk-like base 0.5–2 mm; filaments < 15, flat; sepals 3.5–6 mm; leaf segment lobes 0.5–4 mm wide ..... E. stipitatum


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