Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) [LITH-rum sal-ih-KARE-ee-ah]

Family Lythraceae
Why Like Purple loosestrife has beautiful flowers, but is an aggressive invader brought to North America in the early 1800s quickly which encroaches on the habitats of plants needed by local animals.
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial
Where to Find It Its preferred habitat is in low, marshy areas like the wetland at the north of the property, but you can also see it periodically elsewhere in the woods.
How to Recognize It Pretty pink/purple flowers on spikes reaching 4 feet tall.
Why to Like Purple loosestrife has beautiful flowers, but is an aggressive invader brought to North America in the early 1800s quickly which encroaches on the habitats of plants needed by local animals.
Mature Size 24 - 48 inches tall. 24 - 48 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance - Wet:
Zones 4a - 9b
Tags Wet Site Tolerant
Bloom Period May to September
Flower Color Magenta
 
Data Sheets
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