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Key to families | Table of families and genera
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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Shrub, rhizomed; flowers generally appearing before leaves on new growth; thorns terminal or axillary.
Stem: intricately branched, 1–3 m.
Leaf: simple or palmately compound, evergreen; stipules 0; leaflets 0 or 2–3, 1–2 cm, elliptic or ovate to obovate; petiole ± 0.
Inflorescence: raceme, terminal or axillary; bracts generally leaf-like.
Flower: calyx 5–7 mm, barely lobed; corolla 1.5–1.8 cm, generally purple, keel petals free; stamens 10, free.
Fruit: dehiscent, 3–6 cm, 4–5 mm wide, oblong, narrowed between seeds, margin often wavy.
2n=28. Varieties intergrade but are geog separate. [Online Interchange]
1. Plant glabrous to inconspicuously strigose ..... var. montana
1' Plant strigose to tomentose ..... var. tomentosa
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