• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Sep erect, obtuse, the outer slightly saccate at base; pet yellow, spatulate; filaments linear; anthers ovate; short stamens flanked at base by a pair of semicircular glands; ovules 4–12 per cell; style slender, persistent; stigma capitate; fr obovoid or pyriform, firm-walled, slightly flattened parallel to the septum, somewhat keeled along the sutures, narrowed to the short-stipitate base; annuals or winter-annuals with simple and branched hairs; stems branched above; basal lvs narrowly spatulate, often repand; cauline lvs linear to lanceolate, clasping by a sagittate-auriculate base. 6, Eurasia.

  • Common Names

    false flax