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PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE - Lythrum salicaria L.

Lythraceae - (Loosestrife family)

A rhizomatous perennial with erect stems, often growing 6 to 8 feet tall, usually associated with moist or marshy sites. Leaves are simple, entire, and opposite or whorled. Rose-purple flowers having 5 to 7 petals are arranged in long vertical racemes.

Purple loosestrife, is an introduced European Ornamental species that often escapes to aquatic sites such as streambanks or shorelines of shallow ponds. Infestations can become dense and impede water flow in canals and ditches. Reports of reduced habitat for wildlife use are common.

(Courtesy of Weeds of the West)

 

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