Lythrum junceum

Rose loosestrife                                                                                                     Λύθρο                                       


Lythraceae - loosestrife family                                                                                Dicot.

 
 

The pretty pink flowers of Lythrum junceum were found amongst the more abundant yellow buttercups, Ranunculus sardous. They are perennial plants but only appear when the conditions are right; they grow in seasonally flooded meadows. It grows throughout the Mediterranean region.

The pink flowers with a pale throat emerge from the axils of the leaves; they have 6 petals which fuse at the base to form a narrow cone. Characteristically the flowers have 12 yellow stamens. The stems are square in cross-section, branching out from the centre.

8 -15mm, 15 - 40cm,
20 -30cm, W                        JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
 

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