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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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Leaf: cauline, alternate, gradually reduced upward, lanceolate to wide- ovate, with > 1 lengthwise fold, green, white, or pink.
Inflorescence: ± 1-sided, open; flowers 4+; flower bract ± leaf-like.
Flower: sepals ± alike, lanceolate to ovate, lower spreading to downcurved; lateral petals ascending or curved forward, ± = sepals in shape, color, lip not spurred, abruptly narrowed at ± middle, of 2 very different parts, proximally concave to ± pouch-like, distally grooved to ± not; column curved over lip.
Fruit: spreading to pendent.
± 25 species: North America, Eurasia, n Africa. (Greek: ancient name)
1. Lip 14–20 mm, proximally concave, distally grooved; lateral sepals 16–24 mm; ± wet places ..... E. gigantea
1' Lip 9–12 mm, proximally ± pouch-like, distally ± not grooved; lateral sepals 10–13 mm; ± dry places ..... E. helleborine
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