Sep erect, saccate at base; pet long-clawed, bright yellow to nearly white; short stamens subtended by a U -shaped gland; ovary cylindric, gradually tapering to the short style; ovules many; stigma capitate; fr elongate, slender, many- seeded, terete or 4-angled, tapering to a short beak; seeds in 1 row in each locule, oblong, granular-roughened; annual or biennial glabrous herbs, often glaucous; lvs entire, at least the upper cordate-clasping. 6, w. Eurasia, Mediterranean.
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