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Key to Lysimachia

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1. Leaves ± whorled near stem tip, with smaller leaves proximal to near tip or not

2. Corolla generally white; pedicels > leaves ..... L. europaea

2' Corolla generally pink to rose; pedicels < leaves ..... L. latifolia

1' Leaves distributed ± evenly along stem, of ± equal size

3. Corolla 0; calyx white, pink, red, or lavender, corolla-like; pedicels ± 0 ..... L. maritima

3' Corolla present; calyx green, not corolla-like; pedicels 0–5 cm

4. Calyx > corolla ..... L. minima

4' Calyx <= corolla

5. Corolla yellow; fruit 5–6-valved; perennial herb

6. Stem creeping; flowers 1 in leaf axils; corolla lobes ovate ..... L. nummularia

6' Stem erect; flowers in tight racemes in leaf axils; corolla lobes linear ..... L. thyrsiflora

5' Corolla salmon, pink, red, blue, blue-white; fruit circumscissile; annual or perennial herb

7. Annual; corollas 4–7 mm; pedicels recurved in fruit ..... L. arvensis

7' Perennial herb; corollas 5–12 mm; pedicels ascending in fruit ..... [L. monelli]


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