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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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[Annual] perennial herb, subshrub [ shrub], 20–50+ cm, pungently scented.
Stem: erect, branched from base or throughout.
Leaf: alternate to ± opposite [ opposite], petioled or sessile; blades or lobes linear to oblanceolate or ovate, simple or 1-pinnately lobed, with ± bristle-tipped teeth, glabrous or ± minutely coarse-hairy to minutely scabrous, embedded oil-glands generally at bases of lobes or blade and near leaf tip.
Inflorescence: heads generally radiate, 1, peduncled; bracts closely subtending head 12–22, linear to awl-shaped, sometimes 1–2-lobed, often bristle-tipped, generally with oil-glands; involucre bell-shaped to obconic [ hemispheric], 7–20+ mm diam; phyllaries 12–20+ in ± 2 series, weakly fused 1/3–3/4 lengths, free in age, generally lanceolate to linear, persistent, margins of outer ± free to base, oil-glands on faces and near margins; receptacle convex, epaleate, ± pitted, margins of pits minutely fringed to bristly.
Ray flower: (0)7–14; corolla yellow to orange or red-orange.
Disk flower: 25–80[100+]; corolla yellow to yellow-orange, tube < cylindric throat, lobes lance- ovate to - linear; anther tip elliptic or ovate, acute; style tips linear, tapered, densely bristly.
Fruit: obpyramidal [obconic], glabrous or ± strigose or silky-hairy, pappus of 8–20 scales in 1 series, each scale composed of 5–11 basally fused bristles.
10 species: sw US, Mex, C.Am. (Greek: gland-leaf) [Strother 1986 Sida 11:371–378; Strother 2006 FNANM 21:237–239]
Unabridged disk flower: anther bases minutely sagittate.
1. Lvs generally not lobed, blades ovate to oblanceolate, toothed; disk flowers 50–80+; pappus of 15–20 scales ..... A. cooperi
1' Lvs 3–5 lobed, lobes linear to wedge-shaped or oblanceolate, ultimate margin entire or toothed; disk flowers 25–40; pappus of 8–12 scales ..... A. porophylloides
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