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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 ERODIUM

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

  1. Lower leaves pinnately compound, leaflets 9–15
 
    2. Lower leaflets deeply dissected; sepal tip bristly; petal base ciliate
E. cicutarium
    2' Lower leaflets ± toothed; sepal tip glabrous; petals glabrous
E. moschatum
  1' Lower leaves simple, entire to pinnately divided, lobes or divisions < 9
 
    3. Leaf blade deeply 7–9-lobed or -divided
 
      4. Stem coarsely hairy; fruit body 8–11 mm, pit atop body generally subtended by 2 deep furrows
E. botrys
      4' Stem glandular-hairy; fruit body 6–8 mm, pit atop body subtended by 1 shallow furrow
E. brachycarpum
    3' Leaf blade crenate to 3–5-divided
 
      5. Leaf < 4 cm; sepals canescent; petals unequal
E. texanum
      5' Leaf > 4 cm; sepals ± hairy but not canescent; petals equal
 
        6. Leaf blade deeply 3–5-divided, divisions wedge-shaped; petals blue
E. cygnorum
        6' Leaf blade entire to shallowly lobed; petals white to purple
 
          7. Leaves basal; blade reniform, ± entire
E. macrophyllum
          7' Leaves basal and cauline; blade ovate, crenate
E. malacoides


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