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|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual, glabrous to hairy
Stem generally branched
Leaves alternate, deeply pinnately lobed to 12-compound; stipules 0
Inflorescence: flowers solitary in axils, peduncled
Flower generally bisexual, radial; sepals 35, free; petals 35, free, white to pink or yellow; stamens 3, 8, or 10, free, generally in 2 whorls; nectary glands at bases of outer stamens; pistils 25, ± free, 1-ovuled, styles fused except sometimes at tip
Fruit: nutlets 15, ovoid to spheric, generally tubercled
Genera in family: 2 genera, 10 species: temp North America
Chromosomes: 2n=10 for all species
Annual, decumbent to erect
Leaf generally 1-odd-pinnately lobed or compound; lobes or leaflets entire to deeply lobed
Flower: sepals 45; petals 45, generally > sepals, tips toothed or jagged; stamens 8 or 10; pistils 45
Fruit: nutlets 15, smooth or tubercled
Species in genus: 9 species: ± coastal w North America
Etymology: (Greek: marsh flower, from habitat)
Reference: [Mason 1952 Univ Calif Publs Bot 25:455512]
Sect. Inflexae merits critical review. Fls spring.
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem < 40 cm
Leaf < 10 cm; leaflets 39, < 1.5 cm, elliptic to ovate, entire or lower rarely 23-lobed
Flower funnel- to bell-shaped; sepals 57 mm; petals 79 mm, pale yellow with white tips; stamens 34 mm, anthers 1 mm; style 34 mm
Fruit: nutlets, 33.5 mm, obovoid, tubercles dense, short, wide
Ecology: Vernal pools, marshy margins
Elevation: < 500 m.
Bioregional distribution: c Outer North Coast Ranges (near Willits, Mendocino Co.).Possibly threatened by grazing.