Inflorescence dense, elongate. Petals clawed and often winged below, petals variously and deeply lobed above. Stamens usually 12–25; filaments 2–4 mm long, anthers versatile. Ovary usually with 3 apical teeth.
Capsule gaping open at apex; seeds numerous.
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|1||Leaves unlobed or with basal teeth; capsule more or less globose, 5 mm long; sepals and petals mostly 4||Reseda luteola|
|Leaves commonly 3-lobed; capsule oblong, 10–15 mm long; sepals and petals mostly 6||Reseda lutea|