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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.
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. Seed: 1–8.
2n=28. Varieties intergrade but are geographically separate. [Online Interchange]
1. Plant glabrous to inconspicuously strigose ..... var. montana
1' Plant strigose to tomentose ..... var. tomentosa
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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