Reseda lutea L.
Family: Resedaceae
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Etymology: Reseda: from the Latin resedare, "to assuage or calm," because of supposed sedative properties
Plants: erect to drooping, biennial/perennial, up to 32" tall, smooth forb; stems widely branched; taprooted
Leaves: alternate, irregularly pinnately-divided
Flowers: green/yellow, 6-parted, irregularly-shaped, usually 6 unequal petals, the upper petals largest and often with a projection near the base, the side petals getting progressively smaller; inflorescence a dense, conical, terminal cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: disturbed areas, pastures, prairies
Conservation Status: Introduced - locally established
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Merel R. Black  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
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