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Annual, glabrous to hairy.
Stem: generally branched.
Leaf: alternate, deeply pinnately lobed to 1–2- compound; stipules 0.
Inflorescence: flowers solitary in axils, pedicelled.
Flower: generally bisexual, radial; sepals 3–5, free; petals 3–5, free, white to pink or yellow; stamens 3, 8, or 10, free, generally in 2 whorls; nectary glands at bases of outer stamens; pistil 1, ovary deeply 2–5-lobed, style 1, from base of ovary.
Fruit: mericarps 1–5, 1-seeded, ovoid to spheric, generally tubercled.
2 genera, 10 species: temperate North America. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Key to Limnanthaceae
Annual, decumbent to erect.Key to Limnanthes
Leaf: generally 1-odd-pinnately lobed or compound; lobes or leaflets entire to deeply lobed.
Flower: sepals (4)5; petals (4)5, generally > sepals, tips toothed or jagged; stamens 8 or 10; ovary lobes 4–5.
Fruit: mericarps 1–5, 2.5–4 mm, obovoid to nearly spheric, smooth, ridged, or tubercled.
7 species: ± coastal w North America. (Greek: marsh flower, from habitat) [Mason 1952 Univ Calif Publ Bot 25:455–512] Plants reported as Limnanthes macounii from CCo are variants of Limnanthes douglasii (Meyers et al. 2010 Syst Bot 35:552–558).
Erect or ascending; herbage glabrous.
Stem: 3–35(100) cm.
Leaf: 3–7(25 cm); leaflets 5–13, linear to lanceolate to widely ovate, entire or occasionally toothed or lobed.
Flower: cup-, bell-, or funnel-shaped; sepals 4–17 mm, glabrous or margins hairy; petals 10–18 mm, white to yellow or yellow with white tips, veins purple to pink or cream, occasionally drying ± green-yellow, reflexed in fruit; filaments 3.5–8 mm, anthers 0.8–2 mm, cream to yellow, dark pink, orange-red, or ± black; style 3–8 mm.
Fruit: mericarps smooth, ridged, or at least tip tubercled. [Online Interchange]
Leaf: leaflets ovate (to linear), entire or irregularly toothed or lobed.
Flower: cup- or bell-shaped; petals yellow, white-tipped; anthers yellow, cream, or red-brown.
Fruit: mericarps tubercles ridge-like.
Wet meadows; < 700 m. North Coast, Outer North Coast Ranges, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area;
Previous taxon: Limnanthes douglasii
Next taxon: Limnanthes douglasii subsp. nivea
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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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