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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, glabrous to short-hairy.
Stem: ascending to erect, branched or not.
Leaf: petioled, crenate to deeply lobed, lobes oblong.
Inflorescence: generally spike-like, occasionally few-flowered, flowers subtended by leaves or bracts.
Flower: calyx ± radial, 10-veined, 5-lobed, lobes ± equal; corolla 1-lipped, tube split above, lip 5-lobed, ± flat, distal lobe > lateral lobes, tip rounded, lateral lobe tips acute to obtuse; stamens 4, lower pair generally > upper; style lobes generally equal.
± 100 species: worldwide, especially Medit. (Teucer, a Trojan monarch) [Wagstaff et al. 1998 Plant Syst Evol 209:265–274] Teucrium canadense L. var. occidentale (A. Gray) E.M. McClintock & Epling, not in CA.
Unabridged references: [Cronquist & Reveal 1984 Intermountain Flora 4:303–304; McClintock & Epling 1946 Brittonia 5:491–510]
Unabridged note: Teucrium canadense L. var. occidentale (A. Gray) E.M. McClintock & Epling, a hairy per with ovate to lanceolate, serrate leaves known from AZ, OR, NM, NV, UT, WA, n to Can and s to Mex., not in CA; Teucrium fruticans L. is alien but not naturalized.
1. Annual, 1–3 dm, simple to branched at base; pedicels <= 5 mm; corolla lip 4–8 mm, white to ± blue, purple-spotted ..... T. cubense subsp. depressum
1' Perennial, 5–10 dm, generally branched throughout; pedicels 8–25 mm; corolla lip 10–17 mm, white, generally violet-streaked ..... T. glandulosum
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