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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, bristly, generally hairy; hairs branched, nonglandular.
Leaf: generally 0 below, alternate, simple, linear or oblanceolate, teeth 3–5, at tip, each with 1 bristle, basal teeth of upper leaves reduced to clusters of 2–3 bristles.
Inflorescence: terminal, head-like; bracts leaf-like; pedicels 0–short.
Flower: calyx lobes equal, bristle-tipped; corolla radial, funnel-shaped; stamens attached at or below sinuses, equal, exserted, pollen white to blue; style exserted.
Fruit: lance- oblong, triangular in ×-section; outer wall of valve flat.
Seed: gelatinous when wet.
2n=14. Self-compatible; generally cross-pollinated. Subspp. intergrade. [Online Interchange]
1. Corolla white to light blue, lobes 1/2 to ± = tube, dotted purple, generally with 2 yellow dots in middle of each; filaments > 3 mm ..... subsp. punctata
1' Corolla lavender to blue, lobes 1/3–1/2 tube, unmarked or streaked purple; filaments < 3 mm ..... subsp. setosissima
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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