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Species from Loosestrife Family, Lythraceae: 1

Loosestrife Family, Lythraceae

In Finland the Loosestrife family is represented by only 2 species, both of which belong to the type genus Lythrum. One of these is purple loosestrife and the other is spatulaleaf loosestrife. The family is comprised of over 30 genera and 500 species across the world, and its ranks include trees and bushes. Of the trees, at least one is known to Finns by its good tasting fruits available in fruit shops: pomegranate.




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