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Key to families | Table of families and genera
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 low, open, widely branched, silvery-hairy or not.
Stem: several, ± ascending or erect, 4–40 cm.
Leaf: 1.5–10 cm; stipule sheaths papery; leaflets 5–21, 2–21 mm, oblong to obovate.
Inflorescence: flowers 3–16, ± spaced, spreading or reflexed.
Flower: petals cream to pink-purple, banner 8.3–17.2 mm, recurved 50–80°, keel 7.3–13.8 mm.
Fruit: pendent; body 15–60 mm, 10–25 mm wide, bladdery, glabrous to minutely strigose, generally red or purple mottled, papery; stalk-like base 2–9 mm, slender; chamber 1; ovules 13–37. Varieties intergrade. [Online Interchange]
1. Ovary, young fruit hairs minute, curved ..... var. confusus
1' Ovary, young fruit glabrous
2. Herbage hairs spreading to ascending; leaf 2–4 cm, ± without spaces between leaflets ..... var. lenophyllus
2' Herbage hairs incurved-ascending to appressed; leaf often > 4 cm, with spaces between leaflets
3. Fr body 1.5–6 cm; herbage hairs ± appressed; KR, n NCoRH, CaRH, MP ..... var. siskiyouensis
3' Fr body 1.5–3 cm; herbage hairs incurved-ascending to appressed; CaRH, s SNF, SNH, n WTR, n SNE, W&I ..... var. whitneyi
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