Taxon  Report   5261 
Lythrum salicaria  L.
Purple loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria
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Lythrum salicaria
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Lythrum salicaria
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Lythrum salicaria, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. 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
Family: LYTHRACEAE  
Genus: Lythrum
Community:
wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. gracilior
PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum
PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. vulgare
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Jepson eFlora

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USDA PLANTS Profile (LYSA2)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 29, 2016).

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