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Lythrum salicaria
purple loosestrife Loosestrife Family
Lythrum salicaria Lythraceae
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common name
  purple loosestrife
accepted scientific name
  Lythrum salicaria L.
rules for finding collection records
  Lythrum salicaria (3505)
family name
  Lythraceae
Image Author: ©2009 Barry Rice
Image License: CC BY-NC-SA
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Six petals, Spike cluster of flowers
Petal colors: color
Flower size is .6 to .8 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of June thru 2nd week of October
Not Native. Invasive in AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, ID, IN, IA, MA, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WY. Noxious weed in MT, OR.

How Likely at this Location (69%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
base map where plant found

Riparian
Wetland
Disturbed
grid lines base