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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.


H. hirsuta L.
Hairs dense, short, ± straight (except sometimes at tip), spreading. Stem: generally 4–20 cm. Leaf: stipules 0.5–1.3 mm; blade 3–12 mm. Inflorescence: flowers 3–8. Flower: sepals in fruit ± equal or not; stamens 2–5; styles 2 or 2-branched. Fruit: minutely papillate. Seed: ± compressed, smooth; margin with prominent rim. [Online Interchange]

Key to Herniaria hirsuta

1. Sepals in fruit ± unequal; flower hairs of 2 kinds, long hairs 1/2–2/3 × sepals, tips of some or all hooked or tightly coiled, short hairs 1/4–1/3 × sepals, generally on hypanthium, tips recurved; stamens 2–3 ..... var. cinerea

1' Sepals in fruit ± equal; flower hairs of ± 1 kind, 1/5–1/3 × sepals, ± shorter on hypanthium, tips ± straight; stamens generally 5 ..... var. hirsuta


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