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Lythraceae
CREPE-MYRTLES
Loosestrife; Loosestrives; Loosestrife Family; Crapemyrtle

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Decodon melasma
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Decodon melasma
Decodon melasma
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Decodon melasma

Decodon melasma
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Decodon melasma
Cuphea viscosissima, Clammy Cuphea Blue Waxweed
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Cuphea viscosissima, Clammy Cuphea Blue Waxweed

Cuphea viscosissima, Blue Waxweed Clammy Cuphea
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Cuphea viscosissima, Blue Waxweed Clammy Cuphea
Decodon verticillatus, Water-willow
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Decodon verticillatus, Water-willow

Cuphea viscosissima, Blue Waxweed Clammy Cuphea
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Cuphea viscosissima, Blue Waxweed Clammy Cuphea
Lythrum salicaria
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Lythrum salicaria

Lythrum salicaria
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Lythrum salicaria
Lythrum salicaria
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Lythrum salicaria

Lythrum salicaria
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Lythrum salicaria
Lythrum alatum
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Lythrum alatum

Lythrum alatum
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Lythrum alatum
Lythrum alatum
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Lythrum alatum

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Lagerstroemia indica, fruit
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Lythraceae

The Lythraceae are mostly tropical herbs or occasionally shrubs or trees comprising about 30 genera and 600 species. The leaves are simple, usually opposite or whorled; stipules are minute or absent. The flowers are bisexual, strongly perigynous, actinomorphic or sometimes zygomorphic, commonly 4-,6-, or 8-merous. The sepals appear as lobes of the perigynous zone, the petals are distinct and usually crumpled. The stamens commonly are twice the number of petals, and are usually in two whorls, one with the filaments longer than the other. The gynoecium consists of a single compound pistil of 2-4 (-several) carpels, a single style and stigma, and a superior (to rarely inferior) ovary with usually 2-4 (-several) locules, each with 2-numerous axile ovules. The fruit is commonly capsular.

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Cuphea hyssopifolium .  Note insertion of petals near summit of perigynous zone.
Cuphea ignea, cigar flower. Note bilateral symmetry and the exceptional lack of corolla in this species.
Cuphea sp.
Lagerstroemia sp., crepe myrtle. Note crumpled petals and the exceptional condition of numerous stamens.  Good example of a loculicidal capsule.
Lagerstroemia sp., crepe myrtle. Note crumpled petals and the exceptional condition of numerous stamens.
Lawsonia inermis, henna. Note 4 crumpled petals and 8 stamens.
Lythrum maritimum.  
Woodfordia fruticosa. Note bilateral symmetry in this instance.
Punica granatum , pomegranate. Spiny shrub from Iran, with large edible fruits the size of a baseball.
Son neratia alba .

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