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Annual or subshrub; hairs needle-like, stinging, barbed.
Leaf: widely ovate to ± round, toothed to ± lobed; base widely tapered to cordate.
Inflorescence: cyme, bracted.
Flower: petals fused at least at base; stamens epipetalous or fused at base into a short tube; ovary funnel-shaped to hemispheric, placentas 5, stigma lobes 5, generally appressed.
Fruit: obovoid to spheric, nodding or reflexed, dehiscent at top by 5 valves.
Seed: many, < 1 mm, ± oblong, grooved or ribbed.
14 species: sw US, n Mex. (Greek: strongly nettle-like)
1. Annual; petals fused, tube 8–15 mm, lobes 2–5 mm, ± green; stamen filaments 0–1.5 mm ..... E. rupestris
1' Subshrub; petals fused at base, 30–50 mm, ± white to pale yellow; stamen filaments 10–20 mm ..... E. urens
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