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: August 13, 2018
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