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