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Annual, perennial herb, shrub, vine.
Leaf: simple or compound, cauline (or most basal), alternate or opposite; stipules 0.
Inflorescence: cymes, heads, clusters, or flower 1; bracts in involucres or not.
Flower: sepals generally 5, fused at base, translucent membrane generally connecting lobes, torn by fruit; corolla generally 5-lobed, radial or bilateral, salverform to bell-shaped, throat often well defined; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, attached at >= 1 level, filaments of >= 1 length, pollen white, yellow, blue, or red; ovary superior, chambers generally 3, style 1, stigmas generally 3.
Seed: 1–many, when wetted swelling or not, gelatinous or not.
26 genera, 314 species: Am, n Eur, n Asia; some cultivated (Cantua, Cobaea (cup-and-saucer vine), Collomia, Gilia, Ipomopsis, Linanthus, Phlox). [Porter & Johnson 2000 Aliso 19:55–91] Leptodactylon moved to Linanthus. —Scientific Editors: Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Polemoniaceae
Annual, perennial herb.Key to Polemonium
Stem: decumbent to erect, 10–100 cm, glandular-hairy, hairy, or glabrous.
Leaf: pinnate- compound, alternate; basal petiole base membranous or not, sheathing or not; cauline sessile above; leaflets entire to divided, glabrous to glandular-hairy.
Inflorescence: cyme or head.
Flower: calyx bell-shaped, membranous in age but not separated into membrane and lobes, glandular-hairy; corolla rotate to funnel- or bell-shaped, tube << throat, lobes white to blue or purple; stamens attached at 1 level, filaments hairy at base; ovary generally ± 1 mm, ± 1 mm wide.
Fruit: ovoid to spheric.
Seed: <= 10, generally 1–3 mm, elliptic to ovate, ± gelatinous when wet, brown to black.
± 30 species: Am, Eurasia. (Greek: perhaps from Polemon, Athenian philosopher, or polemos, strife or war) Perennial generally cross-pollinated, annual self-pollinated.
Unabridged references: [Grant 1989 Bot Gaz 150:158–169]
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Next taxon: Polemonium californicum
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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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