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Annual; roots fibrous; hairs sparse, stiff, reflexed. Stem: erect, generally 5–40 cm, 4-angled, branches from base or 0. Leaf: cauline, thin, serrate, sessile except lowest ± short-petioled. Inflorescence: flowers 1–several in axils of bracts, sessile. Flower: lower cleistogamous; sepals spreading, narrowly triangular, not leaf-like; corolla rotate, lobes deep blue to blue-violet; stamen base wide, ciliate; ovary inferior, elliptic to obovoid, distal 50% papillate. Fruit: opening by lateral pores. Seed: ± 0.5 mm, widely elliptic.
7–8 species: North America, 1 Mediterranean. (Greek: 3 teeth)
Unabridged references: [McVaugh 1945 Wrightia 1:13–52]

Key to Triodanis

1. Ovary elliptic to ovoid, narrowed at top; leaf widely lanceolate to ovate, base not clasping stem ..... T. biflora

1' Ovary oblong to obovoid, not narrowed at top; leaf round-cordate, base generally clasping stem ..... T. perfoliata


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