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Annual 1–18+ dm, strongly aromatic.
Stem: erect, branches arched- ascending or ± wand-like, long- and short-bristly, ± glandular, at least distally.
Leaf: basal and cauline, proximal opposite, often withered before flower, 4–15+ cm, most alternate, ± sessile, narrowly spatula-shaped to linear or distal lanceolate, entire or serrate, soft-hairy to bristly, distal glandular-hairy and/or with marginal tack-shaped glands.
Inflorescence: heads radiate, 1 or in ± raceme- to panicle- or spike-like clusters; peduncle bracts with 1+ tack-shaped glands on tip or margins; involucre bell-shaped or obconic to spheric, 3–9+ mm diam; phyllaries 5–13, elliptic to lanceolate or oblanceolate, each ± half enclosing a ray ovary, falling with fruit, 4.5–7.5 mm, hairy or ± glabrous, generally with tack-shaped glands; receptacle flat, minutely bristly; paleae in 1 series between ray and disk flowers, free, deciduous.
Ray flower: 5–13; corolla ± white, ray 5–10+ mm, generally red- or purple-veined abaxially, lobes ± parallel, 1/4–1/2 length of ray.
Disk flower: 5–35(60+); corolla 4–5.5 mm, ± white to ± purple, tube < throat, lobes lanceolate; anthers ± dark purple, tips ovate to ovate- deltate; style glabrous proximal to branches, style tips awl-shaped, densely short-bristly.
Fruit: 3.5–4 mm, club-shaped, ± round in ×-section or compressed front-to-back, 10-ribbed, densely ascending-hairy, ray pappus 0 or crown-like; disk pappus similar or of 12–20+, awl-shaped, ± red-brown, ciliate to plumose scales.
2 species (For resemblance to Blepharipappus and position in Hemizonia, where originally named as a subgenus) [Baldwin & Strother 2006 FNANM 21:289–291] Self-sterile.
Unabridged disk flower: anther bases sagittate.
Unabridged references: [Baldwin et al. 2001 Syst Bot 26:184–194; Gregory et al. 2001 Madroño 48:271–285]
1. Disk pappus 0 or 0.1–1 mm; leaves ± yellow-green, distal generally densely stalked-glandular and with scattered to abundant tack-shaped glands; heads 1 or in ± open, raceme- to panicle-like clusters; branches ± wand-like ..... B. laxa
1' Disk pappus 1.5–3 mm; leaves gray-green, sparsely or not stalked-glandular except for scattered tack-shaped glands; heads generally in ± spike- to panicle-like clusters; branches often arched-ascending ..... B. plumosa
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