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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, generally spreading, glabrous or glandular.
Leaf: basal, linear to narrow, hairy, glandular, awns 0; ocreae 0.
Inflorescence: terminal, cyme-like; peduncle erect to spreading; involucre 1, tubular, teeth 5(6), awned.
Flower: 2–5(10), hairy, glandular; perianth white to rose or green-yellow to red, lobes 6, 3-lobed to fringed; stamens 9.
Fruit: brown, obconic, glabrous; embryo curved.
3 species: w North America. (Greek: star case, for involucre)
1. Involucre funnel-shaped, white-margined, teeth fused 3/4; perianth lobes with 3–5 fringed lobes ..... S. emarginata
1' Involucres narrowly to widely obconic, 1-colored, teeth fused ± 1/2; perianth lobes 3-lobed.
2. Fl 1–2 mm, green-yellow to ± red; perianth lobed 1/5; bract awns 0.2–0.5 mm ..... S. caryophylloides
2' Fl 2.5–4 mm, white to pink or ± red; perianth lobed 1/3–1/2; bract awns 0.8–1 mm ..... S. trilobata
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