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PLANT annual, 0.5-3 dm tall, erect, glabrous or glaucous. LEAVES basal and cauline, terminal divisions obtuse. INFLORESCENCE cymose or solitary. FLOWERS erect in bud; receptacle conic; calyx short-pointed, glabrous or glaucous; petals 0.5-2 cm long, yellow, sometimes with orange spot at base. FRUITS 4-7 cm long. SEEDS 1.4-1.6 mm diam, ellipsoidal, reticulate, brown. 2n=24. UNCOMMON. Open places, especially in chaparral; 0-300 m. California Channel Islands; s to Pacific islands of Baja California Sur.
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