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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 from thick caudex or elongate rhizome.
Stem: ascending to erect, generally hairy.
Leaf: generally basal, generally odd-1-pinnately compound, upper cauline simple or not; leaflets lobed, alternately large, small, teeth uneven.
Inflorescence: generally cyme, open; pedicel bractlets 0.
Flower: hypanthium shallow, bractlets generally 5; stamens > 20; pistils many, ovary superior, continuous to style.
Fruit: achene, ovoid to fusiform, ± flat; style elongated, persistent.
40–50 species: generally n temperate, arctic. (Latin: ancient name)
1. Style in fruit 15–40 mm, plumose, not or inconspicuously hooked; flowers nodding, ± cup-shaped; petals cream to pale yellow, pink-tinged or purple-veined, persistent; hypanthium bractlets 5–15 mm ..... G. triflorum var. ciliatum
1' Style in fruit 2–9 mm, not plumose, hooked; flowers generally erect, rotate; petals yellow, deciduous; hypanthium bractlets <= 4 mm
2. Hypanthium bractlets 2–4 mm; style in fruit with few bristles at base, nonglandular; plant drying black-green ..... G. aleppicum
2' Hypanthium bractlets generally 0 or <= 2 mm; style in fruit without bristles, generally glandular; plant drying ± green ..... G. macrophyllum
3. Pedicel nonglandular; upper stem leaves simple, divided < 3/4 to base; NCo ..... var. macrophyllum
3' Pedicel glandular; upper stem leaves compound or simple, divided ± to base; NW (except NCo), CaRH, SNH, SnBr, GB ..... var. perincisum
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