Calflora
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
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Observation Search
(1931 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: LYTHRACEAE  
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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 25, 2020).