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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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Stem: 1–many, ± prostrate, densely tufted.
Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate, crowded, lower ± oblanceolate, lobed, lobes rounded, toothed, margins ± white, crust-like.
Inflorescence: heads liguliflorous, generally 1(2–3 in cyme-like clusters); involucre cylindric to urn-shaped; phyllaries in 2 series, outer few, linear, with expanded tips with crust-like margins; inner 7–12, equal, narrow; receptacle ± flat, epaleate.
Flower: 7–18; ligule white to pale yellow, becoming pink-purple when dry, readily withering.
Fruit: 4–5 mm, ± cylindric, often curved, obtusely 5-angled, abruptly short-beaked; ribs roughened, alternating with 5 rows of pits; pappus of many white bristles, outer falling separately, inner ± persistent.
2 species: w North America. (Greek: carved rib, from sculptured fruit) [Keil 2006 FNANM 19:361–362]
1. Ligules 4–10 mm, equaling involucre or exserted 1–5 mm ..... G. marginata
1' Ligules 15–25 mm, exserted 10–20 mm beyond involucre ..... G. setulosa
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