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Key to Valerianaceae

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1. Perennial herb; calyx lobes rolled inward, plumose in age, pappus-like in fruit

2. Corolla generally ± purple-red, spur 4–6 mm; stamen 1; cauline leaves entire, base occasionally with small lobes ..... CENTRANTHUS

2' Corolla white to pink, throat swollen at base, spur 0; stamens 3; cauline leaves pinnately lobed to compound ..... VALERIANA

1' Annual; calyx generally 0

3. Stem simple or unequally few-branched; corolla generally spurred; ovary 1-chambered ..... PLECTRITIS

3' Stem equally, repeatedly forked; corolla throat ± swollen at base, spur 0; ovary(2)3-chambered ..... VALERIANELLA


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