Jepson eFlora
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Key to Sphaeralcea

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1. Annual ..... S. coulteri

1' Subshrub (flower 1st year or not)

2. Leaves ± lance-linear ..... S. angustifolia

2' Leaves wider than lance-linear

3. Leaves deeply divided

4. Sepals < 11 mm ..... S. grossulariifolia

4' Sepals 13–15 mm ..... S. rusbyi var. eremicola

3' Leaves often lobed but not deeply divided

5. Inflorescence an open panicle, occasionally dense in bud ..... S. ambigua (in part)

6. Petals red-orange to apricot ..... var. ambigua

6' Petals lavender to pink ..... var. rosacea

5' Inflorescence raceme-like or a dense panicle

7. Leaves coarsely dentate ..... S. munroana

7' Leaves entire, ± wavy, crenate, or finely dentate

8. Leaf markedly wrinkled abaxially ..... S. ambigua var. rugosa

8' Leaf ± not wrinkled abaxially

9. Hairs coarse; leaves gray-green; fruit segment 4.5–5 mm, dehiscent part ± 60% of segment ..... S. emoryi var. emoryi

9' Hairs fine; leaves generally yellow-green; fruit segment 2.5–3 mm, dehiscent part < 20% of segment ..... S. orcuttii


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