Cal deeply cleft, commonly with small reflexed auricles in the sinuses; cor campanulate to rotate, white to blue or purple; stamens and style included; ovules 2-several on each of the 2 large, parietal placentas; fr unilocular, 2-valved; seeds with an obscure to evident, partial or complete covering (cucullus) external to the seed-coat; delicate, taprooted annuals with opposite or less often alternate, mostly pinnatifid or pinnatilobate lvs, the fls solitary in the axils or some in a loose, few-fld terminal cyme. 11, N. Amer.
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