The Swamp Loosestrife and the Spiked or Purple Loosestrife belong to this family, which in addition to these two species illustrated here, is represented in this State by two smaller flowered species of Lythrum (Lythrum hyssopifolia Linnaeus and L. alatum Pursh) and the Clammy Cuphea or Blue Waxweed (Parsonsia petiolata (Linnaeus) Rusby).