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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.
Annual to shrub, 5–200 cm. Stem: erect, simple or branched. Leaf: cauline, generally alternate [opposite], petioled or ± sessile, blade (ob)lanceolate or oval to (ob)ovate or deltate, 1–3-pinnately lobed or dissected, or distal entire, minutely scabrous or strigose to silky-hairy [woolly], generally gland-dotted. Inflorescence: heads disciform [discoid], 1, in tight groups, or in panicle-like clusters; involucre obconic to bell-shaped or ± hemispheric, 2–5+ mm diam; phyllaries 3–15+ in 1–3 series, free, persistent, outer 3–5 green, the rest scarious to membranous; receptacle convex [conic]; paleae bristle-like or linear to spatula- or wedge-shaped , ± membranous. Pistillate flower: 2–8; corolla 0 or cylindric, ± yellow [± white]. Disk flower: 5–25+, staminate; corolla funnel-shaped, ± white or ± yellow, lobes erect or curved inward; filaments fused, anthers free or weakly fused; style tip ± flared, truncate. Fruit: obovoid [or pear-shaped], ± compressed front-to-back, smooth or warty, glabrous or ± densely long-hairy [minutely hairy], sparsely or not gland-dotted in California; pappus 0 or a minute crown.
5 species: North America. (Greek: one of the three Graces) [Panero 2006 Fam Generally Vasc Plant 8:445; Strother 2006 FNANM 21:29, 31–32]
Unabridged references: [Miao et al. 1995 Amer J Bot 82:919–923; Panero 2005 Phytologia 87:13]
1. Subshrub or shrub, 50–200 cm; branches wand-like; leaf blade generally 20–150 mm; fruit densely long-soft-hairy, sparsely or not gland-dotted ..... E. acerosa
1' Annual 5–25(40) cm; branches diffuse; leaf blade 5–20 mm; fruit glabrous or sparsely hairy, not gland-dotted ..... E. nevadensis
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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