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Key to Erodium

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1. Basal, lower cauline leaves pinnately compound, leaflets lobed to deeply dissected

2. Pits at top of mericarp without glands ..... E. cicutarium

2' Pits at top of mericarp with glands ..... E. moschatum

1' Basal, lower cauline leaves crenate to pinnately lobed to dissected, lobes or segments lobed to dissected, especially basal pair

3. Pits at top of mericarp with glands ..... E. malacoides

3' Pits at top of mericarp 0 or without glands

4. Sepals with glands, spreading hairs

5. Mericarp top with pits 0 or transversely narrow and inconspicuous, subtended by (2)3–4 glabrous ridges ..... E. botrys

5' Mericarp top with pits ± round, subtended by 1–2 ± hairy ridges ..... E. brachycarpum

4' Sepal without glands, with appressed hairs

6. Sepal hairs directed basally; petals < 0.8 cm ..... [E. cygnorum]

6' Sepal hairs directed apically; petals generally 0.7–1.5 cm ..... E. texanum


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