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Key to families | Table of families and genera
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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Perennial, unarmed or bristly or prickly on axes, fruit, gland-dotted, glandular-hairy or not.
Leaf: odd-1- pinnate; stipules deciduous; leaflets gland-dotted especially abaxially.
Inflorescence: axillary raceme, spike-like.
Flower: calyx lobes unequal, ± <= tube; corolla white-yellow to blue; 9 filaments fused, 0 or 1 free.
Fruit: indehiscent, oblong to ellipsoid, persistent.
± 20 species: especially Eurasia, 1 sp. each in Australia, North America, South America. (Greek: sweet root) Several species cultivated.
1. Fr glabrous or with fine, straight bristles; leaflet length ± 2 × width ..... G. glabra
1' Fr with hooked prickles; leaflet length ± 3 × width ..... G. lepidota
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