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2b. Limnanthes R. Brown sect. Inflexae C. T. Mason, Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 25: 473. 1952.

Herbage glabrous or glabrate to densely hairy. Flowers 5-merous; sepals accrescent or not; petals flexed inward (curving over fruit) as fruits mature, usually white or greenish white, sometimes yellowish proximally, veins sometimes purplish or dark yellow proximally, aging or drying white, lilac, or pink, usually longer than sepals (shorter to slightly longer in L. floccosa), usually with marginal hairs basally (except L. floccosa subspp. bellingeriana and floccosa).

Species 3 (3 in the flora): w United States.

SELECTED REFERENCE McNeill, C. I. and S. K. Jain. 1983. Genetic differentiation studies and phylogenetic inference in the plant genus Limnanthes (section Inflexae). Theor. Appl. Genet. 66: 257-269.

1 Petals 0.5-1.1 times longer than sepals.   7 Limnanthes floccosa
+ Petals 1.25-2.25 times longer than sepals   (2)
2 (1) Petals ca. 2.75 times as long as wide, aging or drying white; anthers 0.5-0.8(-1) mm.   5 Limnanthes montana
+ Petals 1-1.5 times as long as wide, aging or drying pink or lilac; anthers 1-2 mm.   6 Limnanthes alba


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