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Subshrub or shrub, 100–250 cm; sap colorless; rhizomes creeping. Leaf: cauline, gray-green-glaucous; lobes 3–5, deep, lanceolate to ovate. Inflorescence: terminal, 1-flowered. Flower: buds erect; sepals 3; petals 6, free, obovate, crinkled, white, shed after flower; stamens many, free; ovary chambers 1–12, style 0, stigma lobes 7–12, flat. Fruit: oblong to ovate, dehiscent from tip, bristly. Seed: many, 1.3–1.5 mm, ovate.
2 species: California, Baja California. (T. Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer, 1792–1882)

Key to Romneya

1. Sepals glabrous; peduncle glabrous; petals 60–100 mm; leaf 5–20 cm ..... R. coulteri

1' Sepals appressed-hairy; peduncle ± bristly at top; petals 40–80 mm; leaf 3–10 cm ..... R. trichocalyx


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