Taxon  Report   5260    
Lythrum portula  (L.) D. A. Webb
Broad leaved loosestrife,  Spatulaleaf loosestrife
Lythrum portula
© 2006 Gerald Carr
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Lythrum portula
© 2006 Gerald Carr
Lythrum portula, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lythrum portula
© 2006 Gerald Carr
Genus: Lythrum
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Peplis portula
More information about  Lythrum portula
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).