PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE
(Lythrum salicaria L.)

GROWTH HABIT: Perennial, erect to 8 feet tall, associated with moist or marshy areas.

LEAVES: Simple, lance-shaped, smooth margins, opposite or whorled.

STEMS: Branched, terminating in flowering stalks.

FLOWER: Rose-purple flowers having 5 to 7 petals and numerous stamens, in long, vertical recemes.

ROOTS: Large, fleshy, adapted to aquatic sites.

SEEDS:

OTHER: Dense infestations can impede water flow in canals and ditches.

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