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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, bristly, generally soft; hairs simple.
Leaf: generally 0 below, alternate, simple, 1–4 cm, linear to oblanceolate, entire to toothed; teeth acute to pointed or bristle-tipped.
Inflorescence: bracts leaf-like; pedicels glandular.
Flower: calyx lobes equal, pointed to bristle-tipped; corolla bilateral, 2-lipped, white to deep pink, upper lip generally 3-lobed, lower 2-lobed; stamens attached at or below sinuses, unequal, generally curved, included to exserted, pollen yellow; style generally exserted.
Fruit: 2–5 mm, ovoid, 3-lobed in ×-section; outer wall of valve rounded or indented between walls separating chambers.
Seed: gelatinous when wet.
3 species: sw US, n Mex. (Latin: like Loeselia) [Timbrook 1986 Madroño 33:157–174] Self-compatible; self- to cross-pollinated.
1. Corolla 5–8 mm; leaf entire to ± toothed, teeth acute to pointed ..... L. depressum
1' Corolla 8–21 mm; leaf coarsely toothed, teeth bristle-tipped
2. Corolla 11–21 mm, upper lip 3/4 to > tube; longer stamens > upper lip; calyx (except bristles) 1/2–3/4 corolla tube ..... L. matthewsii
2' Corolla 8–15 mm, upper lip generally 1/2–3/4 tube; longer stamens < upper lip; calyx (except bristles) > 3/4 corolla tube ..... L. schottii
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