Lythraceae (weeds)

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Lythrum salicaria (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): H. Zell
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lythraceae (weeds) - (loosestrife family)

This family contains more than 500 species of herbs, shrubs and trees. These include ornamentals as well as fruit and forest trees. The family also contains some important weeds like purple loosestrife. The members have petals which are crumpled in the bud and seeds with a many-layered cover.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.


The following genera are currently entered under this family: