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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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Biennial, perennial herb, erect; hairs simple or 0.
Leaf: basal petioled, rosetted, pinnately lobed, terminal lobe > lateral; cauline dentate or pinnately lobed; middle, distal sessile, base lobed.
Inflorescence: terminal; bracts 0.
Flower: sepals erect or spreading, base not sac-like; petals yellow, ± clawed.
Fruit: silique, linear, dehiscent, unsegmented, cylindric to ± 4-sided or flat parallel to septum; valves strongly 1-veined, glabrous; stigma entire to ± 2-lobed.
Seed: 10–40, in 1 row, wingless.
22 species: North America, Eurasia, Australia, n Africa. (Saint Barbara)
1. Fr 4.5–8 cm; seeds (34)38–48(52); pedicel width ± = fruit; distal leaves pinnately lobed ..... B. verna
1' Fr (0.7)1.5–4(4.5) cm; seeds 16–36; pedicel width generally < fruit; distal leaves undivided or lobed
2. Style 0.2–1.2(2) mm, stout; tips of sepals or basal lobes of distal leaves generally with 1–many hairs ..... B. orthoceras
2' Style (1)1.5–3.5 mm, slender; tips of sepals, basal lobes of distal leaves glabrous ..... B. vulgaris
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