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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Lysimachia

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

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

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

2. Corolla generally white;  > 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. Calyxcorolla ..... L. minima

4' Calyx <= corolla

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

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

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

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

7. Annualcorollas 4–7 mm; pedicels  in fruit ..... L. arvensis

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


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