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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, generally robust, leafy; hairs fine, incurved- ascending or curly, or ± 0.
Stem: prostrate to erect, often in dense tangles, 2–10 dm.
Leaf: 2.5–17 cm, generally spreading, arched; stipules fused around stem into sheath, sometimes early ruptured, seemingly free; leaflets 21–43, generally ± crowded, 3–25 mm, ± obovate or oblong, tips notched.
Inflorescence: flowers 20–125, dense, early reflexed.
Flower: petals ± cream, lavender-tinged or not, banner 10–15 mm, recurved ± 40°, wings 1 mm < to 1.5 mm > banner, keel 9.7–14 mm.
Fruit: 20–60 mm, 15–27 mm wide, bladdery, glabrous to sparsely hairy, papery; chamber 1; ovules 14–38. [Online Interchange]
1. Lflets generally gray-hairy adaxially, especially in s; c&s CCo ..... var. nuttallii
1' Lflets generally glabrous adaxially; c&s NCo, n CCo ..... var. virgatus
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