Purple Loosestrife

NWIPC

Plant Bio

Common Name:Purple loosestrife
Family:Lythraceae
Genus:Lythrum
Species:salicaria
Classification/Rank:Very Invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• aquatic invasive plant. • one common site documented near the Canfor sawmill in Houston; a 2008 inventory did not find the species

Description

• perennial herb from rhizome that grows 0.5 to 2.0m tall
• stems erect, simple to branched above
• basal leaves lacking; stem leaves opposite or sometimes alternate above, lance shaped, pointed at the tips, short hairy to soft hairy
• flowers are purple, 5 to 6 petals, bracted spikes

News

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posted: November 7, 2018
2017 Annual Report from NWIPC is now online

NWIPC's Annual Report for 2017 was released at our AGM in Smithers in October 2018. Check it out here.

posted: November 3, 2018
WeedsBMP App for Forage and Livestock Producers Now Available

Land owners and managers have long recognized the need to control invasive plants to limit their impacts. In May 2018, a new smartphone app...