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Purple Loosestrife

A familiar flower of rivers, ponds and lake sides. 


Common Name Purple Loosestrife
Scientific Name Lythrum salicaria
Species Group Primrose Family Primulaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Loosestrife family - Lythraceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Prominent spikes of purple flowers on a tall strong plant
Additional Identification Notes
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Primrose Family Primulaceae