Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Lythraceae: Loosestrifes

Stamens in 2 sets (1 long, 1 short) twice the number of the petals. Flowers coming from leaf axils or in terminal clusters with 4-7 petals. Calyx tubular and 4 or 6 toothed. Leaves simple, entire, mostly opposite, and untoothed.
Flower Formula:  Sepals 4 or 6; Petals 4 or 6 Glossary

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Ammannia
1 Photo of Ammannia Multiple flowers in leaf axils. Petals minute usually 4 or 5. Images   Information
Decodon
water-willow
3 Photo of Decodon Multiple flowers in leaf axils. Petals conspicuous. Petals usually 4 or 5. Images   Information
Didiplis
water-purslane
1 Photo of Didiplis Submersed aquatic. Images   Information
Lythrum
loosestrife
3 Photo of Lythrum Flowers conspicuous and regular. Petals usually 6. Images   Information
Rotala
1 Photo of Rotala Solitary flowers in leaf axils. Petals minute usually 4 or 5. Images   Information


         
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