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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, erect, glabrous, glaucous, taprooted; stem leafy, hollow; sap colorless.
Leaf: basal and cauline, 2- to 3-pinnate- dissected, segments lobed.
Inflorescence: panicle, 20–50 cm, 5–many-flowered, pedicel ascending to erect.
Flower: biradial; sepals 2, shed after flower; petals 4, yellow or cream with purple tips, outer 2 free, lanceolate, alike, both pouched at base, not spurred, inner 2 adherent at tips, oblanceolate, crested on back; stamens 6, ± fused in 2 sets opposite outer petals.
Fruit: erect, long- conic, dehiscent from tip.
Seed: reniform; seed coat densely papillate.
2 species: North America. (Friedrich Ehrendorfer, University of Vienna, b. 1927)
1. Petals golden yellow, 12–16(22) mm, outer recurved ± 1/2 length; crest of inner petal exceeding tip by 2–4 mm ..... E. chrysantha
1' Petals ± white to cream, purple-tipped, 20–25 mm, outer recurved < 1/2 length; crest of inner petal exceeding tip by < 2 mm ..... E. ochroleuca
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