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Common Name: Purple Loosestrife

Species Name: Lythrum virgatum

Family Name: Lythraceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Europe
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Invasive, however, Cornell scientists are experimenting with introducing a beetle to control its growth



ID Characteristics



Soil Preference Thrives in shallow standing water; will grow in moist, well-drained garden soil
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 3
Notes This plant has naturalized in swamps through much of the eastern United States; it has been banned from sale in many states, including Kansas


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