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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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Perennial 0.5–10 dm, ± glabrous to densely tomentose.
Leaf: basal 3–20 cm, 2-pinnately dissected into 2–50 mm linear or thread-like segments, minutely gland-dotted; cauline 0 or few, distal generally much reduced.
Inflorescence: heads discoid, 1–many; peduncle 0.5–16 cm; principal phyllaries 3–14 mm, 2–5 mm wide, margin white- or ± yellow- scarious for 1–4 mm from acute to obtuse tip.
Flower: 10–70; corolla 2–7 mm, yellow or white.
Fruit: 3–7 mm, densely short-hairy; pappus scales 12–22, generally linear-oblong. [Online Interchange]
1. Corolla 3–4 mm; anthers 2–3 mm; fruit 4.5–5.5 mm ..... var. nanus
1' Corolla 4–7 mm; anthers 3–4 mm; fruit 5–7 mm
2. Corolla ± white; peduncle 8–16 cm; cauline leaves 2–7; fruit hairs 0.5–1.5 mm ..... var. eriopodus
2' Corolla generally yellow; peduncles 2–12 cm; cauline leaves 0–7; fruit hairs 1–2 mm
3. Cauline leaves 0–3; divisions of basal leaves 3–15 mm; main phyllaries 6–10 mm ..... var. lugens
3' Cauline leaves (1)2–7; divisions of basal leaves 5–30 mm; main phyllaries 8–12(14) mm ..... var. megacephalus
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