• 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 - Fls mostly 4–5(–9)-merous; pet distinct or united only at the very base; stamens usually twice as many as the pet, the antepetalous ones usually adnate at base to the pet; carpels distinct or nearly so, tapering to the short, stout subulate style; fr follicular; seeds numerous; succulent herbs or half-shrubs with thick or terete, alternate, opposite, or whorled lvs and small to middle-sized, yellow or white to anthocyanic fls. In addition to the following native and intr. spp., a number of spp. are cultivated and may escape locally. 300, mainly N. Temp.

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