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PLANT annual, 0.5-3 dm tall, erect, sparsely hairy. LEAVES basal and cauline, terminal divisions generally obtuse. INFLORESCENCE cymose or solitary. FLOWERS nodding in bud; receptacle barrel-shaped; calyx pointed, hairy; petals 1-2 cm long, yellow with orange spot at base. FRUITS 3-7 cm long. SEEDS 1-1.3 mm diam, spherical to ellipsoidal, reticulate, brown. 2n=12. UNCOMMON. Grassy areas in woodland and chaparral; 500-1500 m. South Coast Ranges.
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