• 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 - Pet 4–6(–8), distinct, all or some saccate at base, the cor urceolate or broadly tubular; sep 0–5; stamens 8 or 10 (–14), on slender, hairy filaments, alternately longer and shorter; anthers transverse, opening by 1 or 2 clefts across the top; ovary 4–5(6)- locular; style short, thick; stigma broad, peltate, umbilicate; capsule ovoid to subglobose, loculicidal, opening from the top downward; white, yellow, pink or red plants, turning black in drying, with erect stems beset with small scale-lvs, nodding fls the same color as the stem, and erect frs. 2, N. Hemisphere.