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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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Perennial, ± woody, evergreen, rhizomed.
Leaf: cauline [ basal], ± whorled, lanceolate to oblanceolate, leathery, generally prominently toothed, petioled.
Inflorescence: terminal, ± head- or umbel-like raceme; flowers 1–10; peduncle generally papillate to glandular-hairy; bracts narrowly lanceolate to widely ovate.
Flower: radial, nodding, parts in 5s, free; petals spreading; stamens 10, filaments widened at base, ± hairy, anther pores on tubes; nectary present; ovary superior, style in depression, stout, stigma wide, peltate, lobes 5, ± flat, spreading.
Fruit: capsule, erect; valves opening tip to base, margins not fibrous.
4–5 species: circumboreal, North America, C.Am, Eurasia. (Greek: winter loving, from evergreen habit)
1. Lf lanceolate to elliptic; inflorescence 1–3-flowered; sepals ± 5 mm, ovate; bracts widely ovate to obovate, persistent ..... C. menziesii
1' Lf oblanceolate; inflorescence 3–10-flowered; sepals < 2 mm, widely ovate; bracts narrowly lanceolate, deciduous ..... C. umbellata
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