Herbs, annual, biennial, or perennial, 0.2–0.6 m, trailing stems sometimes to 1 m, usually sparsely stellate-hairy and with simple hairs. Stems usually prostrate to ascending, sometimes trailing, sparsely stellate-hairy with simple hairs persistent on older stems. Leaves: stipules persistent, narrowly triangular, 3–6 × 2.5 mm, papery; petiole usually 2–5 times as long as blade, gradually reduced distally; blade reniform to orbiculate-cordate, unlobed or very shallowly 5–7-lobed, 1.5–3.5(–6) × 1–4(–5) cm, base cordate, margins crenate-dentate, apex obtuse or rounded, surfaces glabrous or sparsely stellate-hairy. Inflorescences axillary, 2–6-flowered fascicles, long-stalked. Pedicels 1–5 cm, usually 10+ mm in fruit, several times longer than calyx, slender and flexible in fruit; involucellar bractlets distinct, not adnate to calyx, linear to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 3–5(–6) × 1 mm, shorter than calyx, margins entire, surfaces sparsely stellate-puberulent and short-ciliate. Flowers: calyx 4–7 mm, slightly accrescent, to 8 mm in fruit, lobes enclosing mericarps, not veined, triangular-ovate, stellate-hairy, ciliate; petals pale lilac to whitish, drying pinkish or whitish, or faded, veins not darker, (6–)9–13 mm, length 2 times calyx, apex notched; staminal column 4–4.5 mm, retrorsely stellate-puberulent; style 12–15-branched; stigmas 12–15 (same number as locules), purple. Schizocarps 6 mm diam.; mericarps 12–15, 1.5–2 mm, apical face and margins rounded-angled, not winged or toothed, sides thin and papery, smooth to slightly roughened or reticulate, surfaces puberulent apically. Seeds 1–1.5 mm. 2n = 42.
Herb, the stem commonly procumbent or trailing, usually branched, up to 2 m long, appressed-stellate-pubescent. Leaves with a slender petiole up to 20 cm long, rather sparsely stellate-pubescent, the stipules ovate, acute or acuminate, 4-7 mm long; blade circular or circular-reniform, deeply cordate, very shallowly several- lobed, ca 1-6 cm long and broad, the margins crenate-denticulate, 5- to 7-palmi- nerved, strigose on both sides with simple or stellate hairs, densely so when young, the venation prominulous beneath. Flowers solitary or in loose, few-flowered clus- ters, the pedicel slender, 2-4 cm long, stellate-puberulus to stellate-tomentellous; epicalyx bractlets linear-ovate, acute, ca 4 mm long and 0.8 mm wide, stellate- puberulus and ciliolate along the margin; calyx ca 5-6 mm long, densely stellate- puberulus, lobed to or little beyond the middle, the lobes deltoid and acuminate, somewhat accrescent and enclosing the schizocarp; petals ca 12 mm long, the claws barbate, white and usually lavender toward the apex; androecium ca 6-7 mm long, the staminal tube sparsely and minutely stellate-puberulus; styles ca 8-9 mm long. Fruit ca 5-6 mm in diam, the mericarps 12-15, smooth, very minutely puberulus.
"Prostrate to ascending annual or biennial to 1 m, usually branched from the base; lvs long-petioled, orbicular or reniform, 2–6 cm wide, shallowly 5–9- lobed, crenate, with cordate or subcordate base; fls fascicled in the axils, on pedicels to 3 cm; bractlets narrow; pet obcordate, 6–12 mm, white or slightly tinted with pink or purple, twice as long as the sep; mature carpels usually 12–15, rounded on the back and usually finely hairy, not rugose or reticulate, the lateral faces not radially veined, the whole ring of carpels with a crenate outline, the depressed central portion of the head a third as wide as the head; 2n=42. Native of Eurasia and n. Afr., now abundant as a weed in gardens and waste places throughout temperate N. Amer. May–Oct."
Prostrate or decumbent, perennial, basally woody herb. Branches stellate pubescent, densely so on young parts. Leaves orbicular, deeply cordate at base, 1-3 (-4) cm long, 1-4(-6) cm broad, simple-stellate hairy above, stellate below, crenate, occasionally shallowly 5-lobed;stipules ovate-lanceolate,c.5mm long, c. 2 mm broad, scarious, margin ciliate; petiole 3-12 (-25) cm long, stellate; pubescent, dense so above, glabrescent below. Flowers axillary, generally 3 on 4 in fascicles, occasionally solitary, particularly on the lower branches; pedicel (0.5-) 1-3 cm long, stellate pubescent. Epicalyx segments linear to linear-lanceolate, stellate pubescent, 3-4 mm long, c.l mm broad. Calyx free to the middle, 5-8 mm long, stellate pubescent; lobes 3-5 mm broad, deltoid or triangular. Petals 10-13 mm long, 3-4 mm broad, oblong-obovate, retuse, claw hairy on the margin, purplish or pinkish. Stamina] column 5-7 mm long, pubescent. Fruit depressed, 5-6 mm across; mericarps 13-15, pubescent, smooth margin usually rounded, 1.5-2 mm across in all directions. Seed dark brown, pubescent, reniform, 1 mm long and broad.
Fruit 6–8 mm. in diam., of 12–15 smooth shortly stellate-pilose mericarps with rounded lateral angles.
Leaf-lamina 1–6 × 1–6 cm., orbicular-reniform with deep triangular basal sinus, crenate-denticulate, that of leaves on elongated branches very shallowly 5–7-lobed, sparsely strigose on both sides, the hairs often simple on upper surface and stellate on lower surface; petiole 3–20 cm. long, softly and sparsely stellate-pilose; stipules ovate-acuminate or ovate-lanceolate, acute.
Perennial herb with strong deep penetrating taproot up to 20 cm. in length; stems stout and woody in basal portion, those developing in the warmer season decumbent and forming flat rosettes up to about 1 m. in diam., those formed in colder seasons abbreviated with very short internodes, all sparsely and more or less appressed-stellate-pubescent.
Petals 10–13 mm. long, white, usually with mauve or purplish veins and mauve or pale purple towards the apex, the claws barbate.
Calyx 5–7 mm. long, stellate-pilose, lobed to or a little beyond the middle, later somewhat accrescent and enclosing the fruit; lobes triangular-ovate, acute, ± ciliate.
Epicalyx-lobes 3–4 mm. long, linear-lanceolate.
Flowers in fascicles of up to 4 or (in lower portions of stems) solitary; pedicels 2–5 cm. long, sparsely stellate-pubescent.
Ähnlich wie M. sylvestris, aber Stängel nur 10–40 cm, niederliegend, auch die obersten Blätter nur seicht gelappt, Kronblätter hellrosa bis fast weiss, 5–15 mm lang, etwa doppelt so lang wie der Kelch. Frucht im Durchmesser nur 6–7 mm
Decumbent perennial herb. Leaves slightly lobed, 10-60 mm long, on 30-200 mm long petioles. Petal claws bearded. Mericarps 12-15, pilose. Flowers white with mauve or purplish veins.
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