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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb or subshrub, glabrous, glaucous. Stem: generally branched distally, woody at base. Leaf: all cauline, +- fleshy, petioled to +- sessile, base not lobed, [entire] dentate. Inflorescence: elongated. Flower: sepals erect to ascending, base not sac-like; petals obovate to spoon-shaped, white to yellow, lavender, or purple, generally not clawed. Fruit: silique, dehiscent, unsegmented, linear, cylindric or +- flat parallel to septum; stigma entire or 2-lobed. Seed: 8--110 in 1 row, wingless.
Species In Genus: 5 species: western United States, northern Mexico. Etymology: (Greek: resembling flowers of Hesperis)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Halimolobos jaegeri
Next taxon: Hesperidanthus jaegeri
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Hesperidanthus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=68619, accessed on May 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 26, 2016.