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|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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Perennial, subshrubs; roots generally in fleshy clusters
Stems 1several from root crown
Leaves basal and cauline, alternate, large, deeply (generally ternately) dissected to compound, ± fleshy; stipules 0
Inflorescence: flowers solitary or few in a cluster, terminal
Flower: sepals generally 5, free, leathery, persistent; petals generally 510; stamens many, maturing outward from flower axis; pistils 25, simple, coarse, thick-walled, surrounded at base by lobed nectary-disk
Fruit: follicles, 25, thick-walled, subtended by persistent calyx
Seeds large, generally several per follicle, generally black, with an aril.
The only genus
Species in genus: ± 30 species: Eurasia, 2 species in w US; many cultivated
Etymology: (Greek: Paeon, physician to the gods)
Stem 3575 cm, generally branched
Leaves 712 per stem, dark green above, paler beneath, not very glaucous; 1° divisions 39 cm, 16 cm wide, bases slightly narrowed; ultimate segments ± widely linear or oblong, bases barely or not tapered, tips generally long-acute
Flower: petals 1525 mm, > inner sepals, elliptic, deep blackish red, margins pink; filaments 58 mm, anthers 37 mm
Fruit: follicles 34 cm
Seeds ± 16 mm, ± curved
Ecology: Chaparral, coastal scrub
Elevation: 01500 m.
Bioregional distribution: s Central Coast, South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges
Horticultural information: DRN, DRY: 15, 16, 17, 24 &SHD: 7, 9, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23.
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