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|Family: Lythraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lythrum hyssopifolia L.
Habit: Annual or short-lived perennial herb, not heterostylous. Stem: 1--6 dm; lower branches decumbent to ascending or erect, glabrous, upper few. Leaf: 0.5--3 cm, +- erect, +- glaucous, lower opposite, oblong to elliptic, upper generally alternate, linear. Inflorescence: flowers 1 per axil, sessile. Flower: hypanthium 4--6 mm, cylindric, 4--5 × longer than wide; epicalyx lobes awl-like, +- 2 × > sepals; petals 2--5 mm, pink to rose; stamens 4--6, included; style +- exserted. Fruit: ovoid-oblong, >= hypanthium. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Marshes, drying pond margins, disturbed ground; Elevation: < 1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP; Distribution Outside California: to Canada, eastern United States; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Apr--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Shirley A. Graham
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Lythrum californicum
Next taxon: Lythrum portula
Citation for this treatment: Shirley A. Graham 2016. Lythrum hyssopifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32401, accessed on December 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.