Taxon  Report   5261 
Lythrum salicaria  L.
purple loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high (plant profile / CalWeedMapper ).

 

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Lythrum salicaria
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Lythrum salicaria
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Community: wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: LYTHRACEAE  
Genus: Lythrum
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
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PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. gracilior
PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum
PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. vulgare
 Information about  Lythrum salicaria  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (LYSA2)

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 01, 2014).

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