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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 [per], glabrous to hairy.
Stem: decumbent to erect; base generally branched.
Leaf: petioled to sessile; blade generally ovate to round or reniform, entire to toothed.
Inflorescence: terminal and axillary, each head-like, subtended by leaves.
Flower: calyx 5-lobed, lobes ± equal, generally acuminate; corolla 2-lipped, upper lip hood-like, lower lip ± 3-lobed, lateral lobes < central; stamens 4, fertile, generally enclosed by upper lip, anthers generally hairy; style ± equally 2-lobed.
Fruit: nutlets triangular in ×-section, truncate distally.
40 species: temperate Eurasia, n Africa. (Latin: ancient name) [Wagstaff et al. 1998 Plant Syst Evol 209:265–274]
Unabridged references: [Bernström 1955 Hereditas 41:1–122]
1. Distal cauline leaves sessile, clasping; corolla tube glabrous inside ..... L. amplexicaule
1' Distal cauline leaves petioled; corolla tube puberulent below filaments ..... L. purpureum
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