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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: basal, deciduous to persistent, long-petioled; blade ovate to round, base acute to cordate, tip acute to rounded, margin serrate, some deeply cut to pinnately lobed.
Inflorescence: scapose; axillary raceme fusiform to conical, dense to open; flowers 5–100, bracts subtending flowers or not.
Flower: bilateral; sepals 2–4, fused laterally; petals 3–4 or 0, fused basally, bell-shaped [2-lipped], blue to purple-blue or white; stamens 2, epipetalous, exserted; stigmas 2, fused, minutely capped, ovules 2–16.
Fruit: loculicidal, laterally flattened, notched at tip.
Seed: flattened front-to-back or ± cupped, oval; coat net-like, brown.
19 species: North America. (Greek: united door, from basally united valves of fruit)
1. Infl erect in fruit; flowers >= 15 per inflorescence; ovules 10–16 per flower — Wrn ..... S. missurica subsp. missurica
1' Infl curved to reclining on soil in fruit; flowers 5–10 per inflorescence; ovules 4 per flower
2. Lf blade generally longer than wide, base lobed to cordate, tip acute to obtuse; corolla tube glabrous to minutely hairy; NW ..... S. cordata
2' Lf blade wider than long, base lobed, tip obtuse to rounded; corolla tube long-soft-wavy-hairy; NW, SnFrB ..... S. reniformis
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