Selected Herbarium Specimen Details (1) Download

Family Name:Lythraceae
Currently Accepted Name:Lythrum alatum Pursh var. lanceolatum (Elliott) Torr. & A.Gray ex Rothr.
Locality:USA. Florida. Duval Co.: Sawmill Slough Preserve, University of North Florida. Jacksonville. 30º 16’ 23” N 81º 30’ 50” W
Description:Herbaceous perennial, ca. 1 m tall; stem 4-angled; leaves lanceolate with tapered base, mostly alternate above and opposite below; flowers axillary, violet to pink, with 6 petals ca. 5-6 mm long; cylindrical hypanthium 5-6 mm long. Plants uncommon and scattered through wet areas. 
Habitat:Along the disturbed edge of a ditch; associated species include Chamaecrista fasciculata, Andropogon glomeratus, Heterotheca subaxillaris, Ipomoea hederacea, and Eupatorium leptophyllum.
Reproductive State:Fertile
Elevation:37 ft
Collector:J. McGregor 4
Date:Jul 2011
Accession No:261241

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