Purple Loosestrife

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a restricted species in Michigan. It can grow 4-10 feet tall with opposite leaves. It is common in roadsides and wetlands. Magenta flower spikes bloom for most of summer with 5-7 petals per flower.

Environmental Effects

Purple loosestrife can out compete native vegetation, reducing plant diversity and value to wildlife.

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