Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria LinnaeusNon-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: Spiked Loosestrife.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Myrtales   >   Family Lythraceae   >   Genus Lythrum   

Status:

"Naturalized from Europe; Newfoundland and Quebec to Minnesota, south to Nova Scotia, New England, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri" (Reed, 1964).

There are 115 records in the project database.

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The highly invasive Purple Loosestrife in the Tanyard marshes of Caroline Co., Maryland (8/23/2009). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/2/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/8/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/4/2010). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/8/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife blooming in Kent Co., Maryland (6/22/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife blooming in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/20/2013). Photo by Sean McCandless. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Allegany Co., Maryland (8/1/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife blooming in Harford Co., Maryland (8/24/2016). Photo by Derek Hudgins. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife blooming in Harford Co., Maryland (6/24/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/19/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/16/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife blooming in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/13/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/7/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/17/2014). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/27/2016). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/12/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/27/2016). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Purple Loosestrife in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/25/2016). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)


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