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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), fleshy, many-branched, glabrous.
Stem: erect or decumbent.
Leaf: fleshy, cauline, petioled or not, base not lobed.
Inflorescence: terminal, elongating.
Flower: sepal base not sac-like; petals white to lavender (0).
Fruit: silique or silicle, fleshy, in age corky, indehiscent, segmented, segments 2, transversely jointed, each generally 1-seeded; stigma entire or ± 2-lobed.
7 species: shores, e North America, Eur, n Africa. (Arabic name) [Rodman 1974 Contr Gray Herb 205:3–146]
1. Lower fruit segment lateral lobes or horns 0; petals 0 or 1.5–3 mm wide ..... C. edentula
1' Lower fruit segment lateral lobes or horns 2; petals 3–6 mm wide ..... C. maritima
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