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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, green, sticky-hairy, generally erect and unbranched in CA.
Leaf: generally opposite, sessile, toothed
Inflorescence: raceme, spike-like, bracted.
Flower: calyx 4-lobed, lobes ± equal, ± lanceolate; corolla 2-lipped, yellow or red-purple, upper lip entire or notched, forming hood, lower lip > upper, 3-lobed; stamens 4, in 2 pairs, included in upper corolla lip, anthers hairy, awned at base.
Seed: many, minute, smooth.
2 species: w Eur, Medit, c Asia. (Tomaso Parentucelli [Pope Nicholas V], 1397–1455)
Unabridged etymology: (Tomaso Parentucelli, early Renaissance librarian to Cosimo de' Medici in Florence; as humanist Pope Nicholas V, 1447–1455, established Vatican library and gardens)
1. Corolla red-purple, persistent; calyx lobes ± 1/2 tube length ..... P. latifolia
1' Corolla yellow, deciduous; calyx lobes ± = tube ..... P. viscosa
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