This small family, native chiefly in the Mediterranean region, is peculiar in that the carpels are usually open apically, exposing the ovules and seeds.
All species found in Resedaceae
MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/family.aspx?id=Resedaceae.