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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 [ shrub], glabrous to bristly or strigose.
Stem: prostrate to erect, branched.
Leaf: generally cauline, petioled to sessile, generally entire.
Inflorescence: flower 1 in axils or many in terminal coiled spike-like cymes.
Flower: corolla rotate to bell-shaped, white to purple; stamens attached on upper tube, included, anthers ± sessile; style 0 or not lobed, stigma 1, linear to disk-like.
Fruit: nutlets 2 or 4, erect, generally ovoid to spheric, smooth, roughened, or hairy, scar generally lateral.
± 250 species: temperate, tropics. Orn, cultivated for medicinal drugs. (Greek: sun turning, from some species flowering at summer solstice)
Unabridged references: [Ewan 1942 Bull So Calif Acad Sci 41: 51–57]
2. Sts, leaves not fleshy, short-soft-hairy; corolla purple ..... H. amplexicaule
2' Sts, leaves fleshy, glabrous; corolla white ..... H. curassavicum var. oculatum
3. Corolla 8–15+ mm diam; flowers 1 in axils; D ..... H. convolvulaceum var. californicum
3' Corolla 3–5 mm diam; inflorescence many in terminal coiled spikes; n&c SNF, GV, CCo, SnFrB, MP ..... H. europaeum
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