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Perennial, generally rhizomed, of ± wet places.
Leaf: simple, alternate; stipules generally fused to petiole.
Inflorescence: spike [ raceme], dense, many-flowered, generally terminal, subtended by involucre of petal-like bracts [or not], each flower generally subtended by 1 bract.
Flower: small, bisexual; perianth 0; stamens 6(8), appearing to arise from inflorescence axis [or not]; ovary inferior [or superior], sunken into inflorescence axis [or not], compound, chamber generally 1 [or carpels fused only at base]; styles 3–4[5(7)], distinct.
Fruit: capsule, ± fleshy, dehiscent near top [or mericarps].
Seed: [1 or] many, spheric or ovoid.
5 genera, 7 species: e Asia, North America. [Meng 2003 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 90:592–602] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
1 sp. (Greek: anemone-like, from inflorescence) [Howell 1971 Wasmann J Biol 29:97–100]
Rhizome thick, woody.
Stem: 8–80 cm, hollow, glabrous or hairy.
Leaf: basal several, blade 3–20 cm, elliptic to oblong, base cordate or not, petiole 2–40 cm; cauline < basal, 1–few, 1 ovate, generally subsessile to clasping, subtending 1–3 with short petioles or not.
Inflorescence: 1–4 cm, conic; involucre bracts 4–9, 0.3–3.5 cm, petal-like, white, often tinged ± red; flower bracts 3.5–6 mm, ± spoon-shaped, white.
Common. Saline or alkaline soil, wet or moist areas, seeps, springs; < 2000 m. High Cascade Range, s Sierra Nevada, sw Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley, Central Western California, South Coast, Channel Islands, Peninsular Ranges, East of Sierra Nevada, Mojave Desert;
Previous taxon: Anemopsis
Next taxon: Ceratophyllaceae
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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