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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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Annual, perennial herb, erect to mat-forming, taprooted.
Leaf: not congested at base of flowering stems; blades narrowly lanceolate to ovate; veins 1–5.
Inflorescence: terminal or axillary; flowers 1–many; peduncles, pedicels 1–50 mm.
Flower: sepals 5, ± free, 1.5–4 mm, ± lanceolate to widely ovate, glabrous to glandular-hairy; petals 0 or 5, 1.5–6 mm, entire; stamens 10; styles 3, 0.5–2 mm.
Fruit: capsule, ovoid to urn-shaped; teeth 6, ascending to recurved.
Seed: 8–20, gray- or dark brown.
210 species: n temperate, especially mtns, South America, Eurasia. (Latin: sand, a common habitat) [Hartman, Rabeler, & Utech 2005 FNANM 5:51–56] Based in part on molecular evidence, most taxa moved to Eremogone.
Unabridged references: [McNeill 1980 Rhodora 82:495–502; Hartman, Rabeler, & Utech 2005 FNANM 5:51–56]
Unabridged note: Based in part on molecular evidence, taxa in 2 of McNeill's subgenera here included in Eremogone.
1. Annual; leaf blade ± ovate, veins generally 3–5 ..... A. serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
1' Perennial; leaf blade lanceolate to oblanceolate to linear or needle-shaped, vein ± 1
2. Fls few to many in cyme, terminal or axillary; petals 1.5–3.5 mm; stem rounded, dull, hairs minute, down-curved ..... A. lanuginosa var. saxosa
2' Fl 1, axillary; petals 5–6 mm; stem angled or grooved, shiny, glabrous except at nodes ..... A. paludicola
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
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