Taxon  Report   5261 
Lythrum salicaria  L.
Purple loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
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Lythrum salicaria
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Lythrum salicaria
© 2009 Barry Rice
Lythrum salicaria, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Lythrum salicaria
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Lythrum
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. gracilior
PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum
PLANTS: Lythrum salicaria var. vulgare
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 20, 2018).

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