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Loosestrife Family: Lythraceae

This family is distinguished by four, six, or eight petals and twice as many stamens as petals. Stamens are in two rings, and each ring of stamens is of a different height. Many members of the primula family have common names containing the word “loosestrife,” but don’t belong to the Lythraceae family.

 

 

 

 

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