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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, stoloned, occasionally partly submersed.
Leaf: basal, erect; stipules generally present; petioles present or not.
Inflorescence: scapose; flower 1.
Flower: calyx bell-shaped, lobes 5, ovate, acute; corolla radial, bell-shaped, lobes 5, adaxially sparsely papillate; stamens 4; style generally ± terminal, stigmas generally fused, head-like.
Fruit: elliptic to spheric, chambers 2 proximally, 1 distally.
Seed: many, minute.
± 15 species: worldwide. (Latin: mud seat, from habitat)
1. Lvs awl-like, cylindric; style > ovary ..... L. australis
1' Lvs flat, blade linear to ovate; style <= ovary
2. Lf linear to ± spoon-shaped, petiole generally indistinct; corolla lobes rounded ..... L. acaulis
2' Lf blade spoon-shaped to ovate, petiole generally distinct; corolla lobes acute ..... L. aquatica
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