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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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Biennial, perennial herb, taprooted or fibrous-rooted from rhizome.
Stem: prostrate to erect, hollow, generally rooting from proximal nodes, glabrous.
Leaf: blade oblong to obovate, 1- pinnate, leaflets paired, lanceolate to ± round.
Inflorescence: umbels compound, peduncled or not; bracts, bractlets conspicuous to 0; rays, pedicels few, spreading- ascending.
Flower: calyx lobes 0 or minute; petals wide, white to ± green-white; ovary tip projection occasionally flat.
Fruit: ovate- oblong to round, compressed side-to-side; ribs ± equal, thread-like to obtuse and ± corky; oil tube 1 per rib-interval; fruit axis entire or notched at tip.
Seed: face flat.
± 20 species: generally s hemisphere, also Eurasia. (Classical name for celery)
1. Plant ± erect, terrestrial; bracts, bractlets 0 ..... A. graveolens
1' Plant prostrate to ascending, generally aquatic; bracts few or 0, bractlets >= pedicels ..... [A. nodiflorum]
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