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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.


Perennial herb. Leaf: cauline, opposite or whorled, petioled or not, lanceolate to widely ovate, some gland-dotted, entire. Inflorescence: raceme, panicle, or flowers 1. Flower: parts generally in 5s or 6s; corolla > calyx, yellow; filaments free or fused at base, tooth-like staminodes present or 0, united to corolla; ovary superior. Fruit: 5–6-valved, ovate.
150 species: generally northern temperate. (Greek: loose dagger) [Hao et al. 2004 Molec Phylogen Evol 31:323–339]

Key to Lysimachia

1. Stem creeping; petiole 2–4 mm; flowers 1 in leaf axils; corolla lobes 7–13 mm ..... L. nummularia

1' Stem erect; petiole 0; flowers in racemes in leaf axils; corolla lobes 3–5 mm ..... L. thyrsiflora


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