Taxon  Report   5261    
Lythrum salicaria  L.
Purple loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High
Observation Search
(1919 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Lythrum
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Communities: wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. gracilior
PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum
PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. vulgare
More information about  Lythrum salicaria

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 27, 2020).