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Lythrum salicaria Linn., Sp. Pl. 446. 1753. Boiss., l.c. 738; Post, l.c. 320; Bailey, l.c. 1937; D.A. Webb, l.c. 301; Pol. & Rech., 1.c. 5; Chamberlain, l.c. 175.

Lythrum salicaria
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Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Lythrum intermedium Ledeb.
  • Lythrum salicaria var. intermedium (Ledeb.) Koehne
  • Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum (Mill.) DC.
  • Lythrum tomentosum Mill.

    Perennial, 40-70 cm tall. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, elliptic or lanceolate, acute to acuminate, base cordate-amplexicaul, 6-60 mm long, 2.5-15 mm broad. Spikes 9-45 cm long. Pedicels 1-2 mm. Hypanthium 12-ribbed. Epicalyx longer than or equalling the calyx. Petals 5.5-8.5 mm long, 2-3 mm broad, obovate-spathulate or obovate-oblanceolate. Ovary subsessile, 2-5 mm long, 0.75-1.5 mm broad. Capsule 4 mm long, 1.5 mm broad, narrowed. Seeds obovate, tip ┬▒membranous.

    Fl. Per.: July-Sept.

    Type: Described from Europe. Herb. Linn. 626/1 (LINN).

    Distribution: Europe, South-East and Central Asia, Siberia, North Africa, North America, Australia.

    Common in rice fields and wet places, 600-1500 m.


     

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