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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, prostrate to erect, 0.4–2.5(4) dm, 2–8 dm diam, glabrous, glandular or hairy.
Leaf: basal; blades 1–8 cm, 0.1–1.5 cm wide, linear to narrow; ocreae 0.
Inflorescence: terminal, cyme-like; awns 0; peduncles 0 or erect, 0.5–3 mm; involucre bracts many, in several whorls, (1)2–4 mm, (0.3)0.5–2 mm wide, awns 0.
Flower: 5–30, 0.8–1.5 mm, glabrous or minutely glandular; perianth white to rose, lobes 6, entire; stamens 3.
Fruit: 1 mm, brown to deep maroon or black, obconic, glabrous; embryo curved. [Online Interchange]
1. Fl (5)12–30; peduncles generally 0; involucre bracts generally red with white hairs; plant prostrate to decumbent; leaf blades generally wide; coastal beaches ..... var. denudata
1' Fl 5(12); peduncles generally present, 0.5–3 mm; involucre bracts light brown to yellow-green with ± brown hairs; plant ascending to erect; leaf blades generally linear; coastal and inland deserts ..... var. gracilis
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