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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Sisymbrium

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(For a list of species in Sisymbrium, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Fruit narrowly awl-shaped, (0.7)1–1.4(1.8) cm,  to seeds 10–20 ..... S. officinale

1' Fruit narrowly , (1.7)3–14 cm, not appressed to rachis; seeds 30–140

2. Pedicels narrower than fruit

3. Young fruit overtopping flowers; petals 2.5–3.5(4) mm; plants glabrous or sparsely hairy ..... S. irio

3' Young fruit not overtopping flowers; petals 6–8 mm; plants generally densely hairy at least proximally ..... S. loeselii

2' Pedicels ± as thick as fruit

4. Distal-most leaves finely pinnately divided into linear to thread-like segmentssepals horned;  (4)6–10(13) mm ..... S. altissimum

4' Distal-most leaves generally , if lobed then not finely pinnately divided into linear segments; sepals not horned; pedicels 1–6 mm

5. Pedicels 1–2(3) mm; petals 1.4–2.5 mm; seeds 30–46(54) ..... S. erysimoides

5' Pedicels 3–6 mm; petals (6)7–9(10) mm; seeds (60)80–100(140) ..... S. orientale


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