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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, scapose; root caudex-like.
Leaf: simple, in basal rosette, spreading or ascending; blade tapered to petiole, generally entire, generally ciliate.
Inflorescence: flowers 1; peduncle erect or spreading, 1–10 cm, slender.
Flower: calyx lobes 2–9 mm, generally unequal, glabrous to hairy, ciliate; corolla scales 0, tube generally dense-hairy inside, throat generally yellow, lobes glabrous to hairy, white or ± blue, generally tinged or marked with lavender or purple; stamens included, generally unequal, filament base widened; ovary hairy, chamber 1, style 1, stigmas 2, 2–5 mm.
Fruit: 5–11 mm, ovoid, hairy.
Seed: many, ovoid, angular, red-brown, honeycombed or pitted.
2 species: w US, n Mex. (Greek: evening or western centaur)
1. Corolla bell- or funnel-shaped, lobes generally 0.8–1.5 × tube; leaves generally hairy both surfaces ..... H. californicus
1' Corolla rotate, lobes generally (1.5)2–4 × tube; leaves generally glabrous at least abaxially ..... H. pumilus
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