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Purple Loosestrife, salicaire commune
Lythraceae
Lythrum salicaria


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Shrub

Lythraceae Family

Lythrum Genus

Location

Origin: Europe

U.S. Distribution: Common in New England and Minnesota, south to Virginia


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Lythraceae
Myrtales
Myrtales
Order of Myrtles
Malvidae
Mallow Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information


Height: Up to 2 ft.

Foliage: Opposite or in whorls of 3, sessile, lanceolate

Flowers: Red-purple flowers arranged in terminal spikelike panicles

Bloom time: June to September

Habitat: Marshes, wet meadows, stream margins, shores of lakes

Soil: Very moist soils, alluvial soils

"University of Vermont Extension"

This pest causes problems by:
Other: Invasive plant that can quickly overtake native vegetation.
How to get rid of it:




Purple Loosestrife, salicaire commune - Pests
Purple Loosestrife, salicaire commune - Pests - May 17, 2009

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