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Sonoran Desert Loosestrife

Mostly perenial or annual herbs restricted to moist habitats in the Sonoran Desert. Hypanthium surrounds but is free from fruit.

California Loosestrife

Lythrum californicum



Photo of Lythrum californicum  © by Mike Plagens

Herbaceous perennial resticted to damp or wet soils as along riparian corridores. Purple/rose flowers usu. with six petals. A 12-notched calyx encloses the small fruit capsule. Detailed Description

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