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The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

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Names are linked to treatments from the Manual


Key to DICENTRA

N.B.: couplets are linked, e.g., 1. is linked to 1'.

  1. Leaves basal and cauline; stem 50–160 cm; corolla shed after pollination; flower erect
 
    2. Petals yellow, 12–16 mm, outer recurved to middle
D. chrysantha
    2' Petals whitish to cream, 20–25 mm, outer recurved at tips
D. ochroleuca
  1' Leaves basal; stem < 45 cm; corolla persistent after pollination; flower nodding
 
    3. Inflorescence 4±flowered; inner petals conspicuously crested; plant rhizomed
 
      4. Base of central stamen of each set aligned with lateral 2; Northwestern California, Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, n Central Western California; < 2200 m
D. formosa
      4' Base of central stamen of each set bulging out from lateral 2; s High Sierra Nevada; 2200–3000 m
D. nevadensis
    3' Inflorescence 1–3-flowered; inner petals not or obscurely crested; plant tubered
 
      5. Recurved tips of outer petals < bodies; inflorescence 1–3-flowered
D. pauciflora
      5' Recurved tips of outer petals > bodies; inflorescence 1-flowered
D. uniflora


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