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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 (or short-lived perennial herb).
Stem: generally erect, much-branched.
Leaf: 2–12 cm; petioles 5–15 mm; blade linear to lance- linear.
Inflorescence: heads discoid (± radiant); phyllaries linear, scabrous to densely glandular.
Flower: 9–40; corolla white to pink; anthers pink to purple.
Fruit: 10–15 mm, ± strigose; pappus of outer fruit 0 or of 3–8 scales of varying length; pappus of inner fruit of 4 scales 8–12 mm, and 4 shorter scales.
2n=24. [Online Interchange]
1. Plant generally 1–7 dm; main stem diam <= 5 mm; heads (including flowers) generally 20–25 mm ..... var. arida
1' Plant generally 9–20 dm; main stem diam generally 5–10 mm; heads (incl flowers) generally 28–35 mm ..... var. gigantea
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