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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; sap colorless or orange.
Leaf: basal or basal and cauline, 1–4-pinnate- dissected, segments narrow.
Inflorescence: cyme, 1–many-flowered.
Flower: receptacle funnel-shaped, tip cupped around ovary base, outer receptacle rim occasionally spreading; sepals 2, fused, shed as unit at flower; petals generally 4 (except doubled flowers), free, obovate or wedge-shaped, generally yellow to orange (white or pink), shed after flower leaving crown-like membrane (inner receptacle rim); stamens 12–many, free; carpels 2, style 0, stigma lobes 4–8, spreading, linear.
Fruit: oblong, dehiscent from base.
Seed: many, 1–2 mm, round to ovate, net-ridged, prominent-discontinuous-ridged, or minutely pitted, tan, brown, or black.
12 species: w North America. (J.F.G. von Eschscholtz, Russian surgeon, botanist, 1793–1831)
1. Outer receptacle rim 0.5–5 mm ..... E. californica
1' Outer receptacle rim 0–0.3 mm
2. Lvs basal
3. Fl bud generally nodding; leaf 3 × ternate-divided, segments many, short-linear, condensed at end of long petiole, so leaf broom-like; petals (10)12–25 mm; seed minutely pitted, tan to ashy-gray; D ..... E. glyptosperma
3' Fl bud erect; leaf 2 × ternate-divided, segments fewer than many, long-linear, sparsely distributed along leaf, so leaf not broom-like; petals 7–12 mm; seed prominent-discontinuous-ridged, brown; SNF, GV ..... E. lobbii
2' Lvs basal and cauline
4. Receptacle tapered at base, but with parallel sides distally
5. Peduncle = basal leaves; petals yellow, 3–15 mm ..... E. rhombipetala
5' Peduncle 2 × basal leaves; petals orange or deep yellow, 15–40 mm ..... E. lemmonii
6. Bud generally erect, glabrous ..... subsp. kernensis
6' Bud nodding, generally hairy ..... subsp. lemmonii
4' Receptacle obconic
7. Fl bud generally hairy, nodding; petiole generally hairy ..... E. hypecoides
7' Fl bud glabrous, nodding or erect; petiole generally glabrous
8. Fl bud generally nodding; SNE, D
9. Lf segments widened to tip, short, tip generally obtuse, notched; leaves gray- or blue-green; seeds generally oblong to elliptic ..... E. minutiflora
9' Lf segments not widened to tip, short or not, tip acute, ± notched or not; leaves bright- or yellow-green; seeds generally round ..... E. parishii
8' Fl bud generally erect; not SNE, D
10. Fl bud long-pointed, tip generally > 1/4 bud; plant denser below than above; mainland ..... E. caespitosa
10' Fl bud blunt or short-pointed, tip < 1/4 bud; plant denser above than below; ChI ..... E. ramosa
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