6 gen., mostly Mediterranean

Reseda L.

5 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories except NT

Annual or perennial herbs with simple or pinnatisect alternate leaves. Stems erect. Flowers few, in terminal spikes or racemes with small bracts. Sepals 4–6. Petals 4–6, free. Stamens 10-numerous, inserted on a basal disc. Ovary 1-locular, superior, with 3–4 parietal placentas; stigmas 3–4. 6 gen., mostly Mediterranean.