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Annual to shrub. Leaf: simple, alternate; stipules small, tooth- or gland-like; blade entire to deeply lobed. Inflorescence: raceme or spike, generally terminal. Flower: generally bisexual, small, asymmetric, 1 per bract; sepals 2–8; petals 0–8; disk occasionally present; stamens 3–50+, generally on disk, anthers 2-chambered; carpels 2–8, generally fused, generally open distally, ovary superior, sessile or short-stalked, generally 1-chambered, stigmas beak-like. Fruit: capsule, gaping at top, or berry. Seed: few to many, reniform.
6 genera, ± 85 species: northern and eastern hemispheres, especially Mediterranean. [Martín-Bravo et al. 2007 Molec Phylogen Evol 44:1105–1120] —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Unabridged references: [Abdallah & de Wit 1978 Meded Landbouwhogeschool 78(14):99–416]
Key to Resedaceae
Annual to perennial herb. Leaf: petioled or not; blade entire to deeply lobed. Flower: sepals 4–8, margins generally white; petals 4–6, base generally dilated, limb generally lobed; stamens 10–25, on prominent disk; stigmas 3–5. Fruit: capsule.Key to Reseda
± 65 species: especially Europe, Mediterranean; cultivated as ornamental and naturalized widely. (Latin: to calm, from supposed sedative property)
Biennial, glabrous. Stem: < 10 dm. Leaf: entire. Inflorescence: bracts 2–3.5 mm, persistent; pedicel 1–2.5 mm. Flower: sepals 4; petals 4, 2–4 mm, not alike, irregularly lobed, ± yellow; stamens 20–25, filaments persistent. Fruit: erect, 3-parted. Seed: 0.8–1 mm, smooth.
2n=24,26,28. Disturbed areas, fields, roadsides; < 250 m. North Coast, North Coast Ranges, n Sierra Nevada Foothills, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, s South Coast (San Diego); native to Old World. Source of yellow dye used from Neolithic time. May–Oct [Online Interchange]
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Jan 28 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Reseda, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=41030, accessed on Jan 28 2015
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