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|Family: Lythraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lythrum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lythrum tribracteatum Spreng.
Habit: Annual, not heterostylous. Stem: 5--30 cm, glabrous to +- scabrous; branches often at base, decumbent to weakly ascending or erect. Leaf: 0.3--2.5 cm, lower opposite; upper alternate, oblong to oblanceolate. Inflorescence: flowers 1 per axil on main shoots and on short axillary shoots, +- sessile; +- glandular. Flower: hypanthium 5--6 mm, narrowly cylindric, 8--10 × longer than wide; sepals, epicalyx lobes +- 0.5 mm, thick; petals < 3 mm, lavender; stamens 4--6, included; style included. Fruit: cylindric, +- = hypanthium. Chromosomes: n=5.
Ecology: Wet areas, drying ponds; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRI, GV, CCo, SnFrB, n MP; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Europe. Flowering Time: May--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Shirley A. Graham
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lythrum salicaria
Next taxon: Punica
Citation for this treatment: Shirley A. Graham 2017. Lythrum tribracteatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32409, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.