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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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Perennial, sprawling to erect, rhizomed.
Leaf: blade linear to ± lanceolate or elliptic; vein 1.
Inflorescence: terminal or axillary; flowers 1–many.
Flower: hypanthium 0; sepals 5, free, 3–7 mm, lanceolate to ± ovate, glandular-hairy or glabrous, margin scarious; petals 5, 5–9.5 mm, 2-lobed < 1/5 to base; stamens on ovary base; styles 3, 2–4.5 mm.
Fruit: capsule, spheric; valves 3, ± 2–3 × recoiled.
Seed: 1–2, red-brown to brown.
21 species: w US, Eur, c&e Asia. (Latin: false Stellaria) [Hartman & Rabeler 2005 FNANM 5:114–116]
Unabridged references: [Weber & Hartman 1979 Phytologia 44:313–314; Rabeler & Hartman 2002 Novon 12:82–86]
1. Pedicels, sepals glandular-hairy, often densely so; flowers in leafy cymes; stamens 10, anthers purple ..... P. jamesiana
1' Pedicels, sepals glabrous; flowers 1, generally terminal; stamens 5, anthers yellow ..... P. sierrae
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