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Key to Boerhavia

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1. Perianth red to purple (pale red); perennial herb; fruit glandular hairy

2. Branches hairy, generally glandular; leaves throughout plant ..... B. coccinea

2' Branches ± glabrous; leaves ± in lower 1/2 of plant ..... B. diffusa

1' Perianth pale pink to white; annual; fruit glabrous

3. Inflorescence generally ending in umbels of 3–6(8) flowers or flowers 1 or paired ..... B. triquetra var. intermedia

3' Inflorescence ending in spike-like raceme

4. Bracts deciduous, << fruit; fruit ribs generally 5; stem short-hairy ..... B. coulteri var. palmeri

4' Bracts ± persistent, ± = fruit; fruit ribs generally 4; stem glandular-hairy ..... B. wrightii


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