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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 1–11 cm, generally loosely woolly.
Stem: decumbent or erect, generally branched from base or ± throughout.
Leaf: alternate (or proximal opposite), simple.
Inflorescence: heads 1, radiate; involucre ± cylindric; phyllaries 5–8 in 1 series, spreading in fruit, oblanceolate, acute, alternate phyllaries scarious-margined; receptacle convex, ± knobby or smooth, epaleate.
Ray flower: 1 per phyllary; ray 3-lobed, yellow or adaxially white and abaxially ± pink-purple with veins ± red.
Disk flower: 10–20+, corolla narrowly funnel-shaped, yellow, glabrous; anther tip narrowly triangular; style tips narrowly triangular.
Fruit: narrowly obconic; pappus 0, or of many minutely barbed bristles, slightly widened and fused at base.
2 species: sw US. (Greek: fused bristly pappus) [Johnson 1991 Novon 1:119–124; Johnson 2006 FNANM 21:379–380]
1. Ray yellow ..... S. fremontii
1' Ray adaxially white, abaxially ± pink-purple with red veins ..... S. lemmonii
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