#450 Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

29 May

A flowering plant belonging to the family Lythraceae. It should not be confused with other plants sharing the name loosestrife that are members of the family Primulaceae. Other names include spiked loosestrife and purple Lythrum. Native to Europe, Asia, northwest Africa, and southeastern Australia. Found in ditches, wet meadows and marshes and along sides of lakes

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