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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Phrymaceae

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1. Pedicel generally < calyxcorolla semi-persistent, shriveling on the developing capsule ..... DIPLACUS

1' Pedicel generally > calyx; corolla deciduous, falling away from the developing capsule (semi-persistent, in Mimetanthe and Erythranthe breweri)

2. Perennial herb; corolla lavender to purple, corolla throat horizontally  and nearly closed ..... MIMULUS

2' Annual or  herb; corolla color various, corolla throat usually open, if corolla throat horizontally compressed and nearly closed then corolla yellow (e.g. Erythranthe guttata)

3. Annual, calyx  ±= tube, with faint unraised midribs; plant hairs dense, long, soft, wavy ..... MIMETANTHE

3' Annual or perennial herb, calyx lobes generally << tube, with prominent midribs, plants hairy or glabrous ..... ERYTHRANTHE



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