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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, biennial, perennial herb, taprooted.
Stem: 1–several from base, erect, simple or distally much-branched.
Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate; proximal petioled, pinnately or ternately dissected into narrow lobes; distal reduced, sessile.
Inflorescence: heads radiant or discoid [radiate], in many-headed, ± flat-topped cyme-like clusters; peduncle slender; involucre obconic to hemispheric; phyllaries in 1–2 ± equal series, free; receptacle rounded, epaleate.
Ray flower: 0 [few; ray yellow].
Disk flower: few to many; corolla white or purple-tinged [yellow]; anther tips triangular; style tips narrowly triangular.
Fruit: club-shaped, 4–5-angled, ± hairy; pappus of 10–15 bristle-tipped scales.
5 species: sw US, Mex. (Greek: membranous bristle, from pappus) [Strother 2006 FNANM 21:387–388]
1. Corolla cream, outer often larger than inner; anthers yellow or light brown ..... [H. loomisii]
1' Corolla white or purple-tinged, equal; anthers dark purple ..... H. wrightii
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