Lespedeza stuevei (velvety b.c.) (5 5 10 1 perf or unisex; peri) 280 -- purple fls; lflts oblong, hairy

Lespedeza thunbergii (Thunberg's b.c.)(5 5 10 1 perf or unisex; peri) 279 -- purple fls; shrub or half-shrub; smooth stem

Lespedeza violacea (violet b.c.) (5 5 10 1 perf or unisex; peri) 280 -- purple fls; long main fl stalk; long petioles

Lespedeza virginica (Virginia b.c.) (5 5 10 1 perf or unisex; peri) 280 -- purple fls; lflts narrowly oblong Leucojum aestivum (snow flake) Liliaceae (3 3 6 3) 803 --

Leucophysalis grandiflora (white-flowered ground cherry) Solanaceae ((5) (5) 5 2 hypo) 377 --

Levisticum officinale Apiaceae (5 5 5 2) 359 -- Liatris graminifolia (grass-leaved blazing star) 576 -- narrow, spread out heads; dry, open woods

Liatris pycnostachya (thick-spike blazing star) 576 -- narrow heads; dense spike; mainly western; moist or dry

Liatris scariosa (northern blazing star) 574 -- heads rel broad; basal lvs big; dry, open

Liatris sp. (blazing star) Asteraceae/Eupatorieae --

Liatris spicata (sessile blazing star) 576 -- narrow; rel dense infl; wet/moist Ligusticum canadense (lovage) Apiaceae (5 5 5 2) 354 --

Ligusticum scothicum (scotch lovage) Apiaceae (5 5 5 2) 354 -- white; salt marshes & rocks Ligustrum amurense (Amur privet) Oleaceae ((4) (4) 2 1 hypo)435--twigs pubescent; stmns not rching throat opening; lvs pubs midrib below

Ligustrum japonica (Japanese privet) Oleaceae -- lvs to 3 or 4", short pointed or nearly obtuse, glabrous, leathery

Ligustrum obtusifolium (obtuse-leaved privet) 435-- twigs pubescent; stamens rching throat opening; lvs pubs below

Ligustrum ovalifolium (oval-leaved privet) 435 -- twigs glabrous; stamens way above throat; lvs dk, glossy/pale

Ligustrum sinense (Chinese privet) 435--twigs densely pubescent; stamens way above throat; lvs to 3" pubs midrib below

Ligustrum sp. (Privet) Oleaceae ((4) (4) 2 1 hypo) 435 -- all lvs to 2.5" except L. sinense to 3" and L. japonica to 4"

Ligustrum vulgare (common privet) 435 -- twigs minutely puberulent; stamens above throat; OE lance/oblong Lilaceae (lily) ovary inferior -- Hymenocallus, Hypoxis, Leucojum, Narcisus

Liliaceae (lateral fls)-- Asparagus, Polygonatum, Streptopus, Uvularia

Liliaceae (lvs in whorls) -- Medeola, Trillium

Liliaceae (lvs cauline) -- Disporum, Lilium, Maianthemum, Melanthium, Smilacina, Stenanthium, Tulipa, Uvularia, Veratrum

Liliaceae (lvs basal) -- Alium, Clintonia, Erythronium, Hemerocallis, Melanthium, Muscari, Tofieldia, Zigadenus Lilaeopsis chinensis Apiaceae (5 5 5 2) 357 -- lvs look round, blunt tip, septate; tidal mud & brackish marshes Lilium bulbiferum (orange lily) 791 -- orange fls; tall plant; AE linear; occ escape

Lilium canadense (Canada lily) 792 -- spotted, yellow bell; 6-15dm tall, stem slender; WE

Lilium lancifolium (tiger lily) 793-- spotted, red-orange, nodding; 6-12dm tall; AE linear to narrow lance, sessile; axillary bulblets

Lilium philadelphicum (wood lily) 792 -- orange, purple spotted w/in; 3-8dm tall; uppermost WE

Linum sp. (lily) Liliaceae (3 3 6 3) --

Lilium superbum (turk's cap lily) 792 -- orange-red fls; to 25dm; WE Limnanthaceae (meadow foam) -- Floerkea (false mermaid) Limnobium spongia (American frog's bit) Hydrocharitaceae (3 3 9-12 6-9 unisex monoecious) 607 -- ponds & bayous

Limonium carolianum (sea lavender) Plumbaginaceae (5 5 5 5 hypo) 125

Limosella subulata (Atlantic mudwort) Scrophulariaceae/Gratioleae ((5) (5) 2 1 stigmas 2) 441 -- Linaceae (5 5 5 2 hypo) 326 -- fls blue; lvs narrowly-lance shaped, AE (the flax of commerce) Linaria canadensis (blue toadflax) 448 -- blue w sig white palate; AE linear

Linaria dalmatica (Dalmatian toadflax) 447 --

Linaria genistifolia 447 --

Linaria repens 447 --

Linaria sp. (toadflax) Scrophulariacae/Antirrhineae ((5) (5) 4 1 stigma 1)

Linaria vulgaris (butter-and-eggs) 447 -- Lindera benzoin (spicebush) (6 t 9 N) Lauraceae 039 -- spicey odor to lvs, bark & fr; AE Lindernia dubia (false pimpernel) Scrophulariaceae/Gratioleae ((5) (5) 2 1 stigmas 2) 441 -- pale purple or white on long stalks; OE egg

Lindernia procumbens Scrophulariaceae/Gratioleae ((5) (5) 2 1 stigmas 2) 441 -- Linum catharticum (white flax) 326 --

Linum medium (common or stiff yellow flax) 327 --

Linum perenne (wild blue flax) 326 --

Linum intercursum (Bicknell's yellow flax) 326 --

Linum sp. (yellow flax) Linaceae (5 5 5 2 hypo) --

Linum striatum (ridgestem yellow flax) 327 --

Linum sulcatum (grooved yellow flax) 326 --

Linum usitatissimum (common blue flax)

Linum virgianum (Virginia yellow flax) 327 -- small yellow pets on widely spreading branches: AE lance Liparis lilifolia (large twayblade) Orchidaceae (2+1z 3 1-2 3) 825 -- purplish-brown fls w rounded tip; rich woods

Liparis loeselii (Loesel's or bog twayblade) Orchidaceae (2+1z 3 1-2 3) 825 -- yellowish-green fls w oblong lip; bogs & damp woods Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum) Hamamelidaceae 068

Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree) Magnoliaceae (6 3 N N) 038 -- Listera auriculata (auricled twayblade) 814 --

Listera australis (southern twayblade) 814 -- greenish-purple: OE

Listera convallarioides (broad-leaved twayblade) 814 -- yellow-green; OE

Listera cordata (heart-leaved twayblade) 814 -- purplish; OE

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