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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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Perennial, aquatic, rhizomatous; hairs simple or 0.
Stem: prostrate to erect, rooting at proximal nodes.
Leaf: pinnately compound, petioled, base lobed or not, simple in deeply submersed plants.
Inflorescence: elongated; bracts 0 or subtending proximal flowers.
Flower: sepals erect to ascending, base or lateral pair not sac-like; petals white (pink), not clawed.
Fruit: silique, dehiscent, linear, cylindric, unsegmented; stigma entire.
Seed: 24–60, in 1 or 2 rows; wing 0.
5 species: worldwide. (Latin: nose distortion, in reference to plant pungency) [Al-Shehbaz & Price 1998 Novon 8:124–126]
1. Seeds in 1 row, minutely net-veined; fruit 1–1.2 mm wide ..... N. gambelii
1' Seeds in 2 rows, coarsely net-veined; fruit (1.8)2–2.5(3) mm wide ..... N. officinale
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