LYTHRACEAE, Loosestrife  Family

Herbs; leaves opposite, whorled, or alternate, simple, entire; flowers perfect, perigynous, often dimorphic or trimorphic in length of filaments and of style; petals rarely none or sepals and petals 4-7; stamens as many or twice as many; carpels 2-6, united, ovary completely or incompletely 2-6-loculed; placentation axile; style 1; fruit a capsule.