Weeds & Invasive Plants

Lythrum salicaria

Scientific name: Luthrum salicaria

Family: LYTHRACEAE

Common names: Purple loosestrife, spiked willowstrife or blooming Sally

Perennial invasive weed

Root system: Large woody taproot with fibrous rhizomes

Conditions:

Soil: Alkaline

Moisture: moist soil – in water, can tolerate dryer conditions

Light: Semi-shade to Full sun

Location: Swamps and marshes, beside lakes

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