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Key to Lythrum

View taxon page for Lythrum

(For a list of species in Lythrum, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Hypanthium broadly bell-shaped, 1–2 mm, ribs conspicuous or not; stem extensively creeping or , rooting at  ..... L. portula

1' Hypanthium , 4–7 mm, ribs conspicuous; stem  or  to , rooting at base

2. Flowers > 2 per , in dense, ±  , not on short  shoots ..... L. salicaria

2' Flowers 1–2 per axil, on short axillary shoots or not

3. Stem erect, branches many, above; epicalyx  < to > sepals, horn-like;  herb ..... L. californicum

3' Stem decumbent to ascending or erect, branches at base, generally 0–few above; epicalyx lobes >> to = sepals; annual or short-lived perennial herb

4. Flowers 1 per axil, not on short axillary shoots;  4–5 × longer than wide; epicalyx lobes ± 2 × > sepals ..... L. hyssopifolia

4' Flowers 1 per axil on main shoots and on short axillary shoots; hypanthium 8–10 × longer than wide; epicalyx lobes ± = sepals ..... L. tribracteatum

 

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