Purple Loosestrife ( Lythrum salicaria )


Family: Loosestrife Lythraceae

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Downy perennial of damp habitats such as riverbanks and fens. Widespread and common except in the N. Upright stems carry opposites pairs of narrow, unstalked leaves. Reddish purple, 6-petalled flowers borne in tall spikes, June to August. Height up to 1.5m