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Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) is a species of perennial herb in the family Lythraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Romania, Italy, Ukraine, Finland, Austria, Jordan, France, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, The Netherlands, Balkans, Lebanon, Tunisia, Russia, North America, Sweden, Israel, Portugal, Lithuania, Switzerland, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Estonia, Japan, Ireland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Algeria, Belgium, Azerbaijan, Spain, Armenia, China, Afghanistan, Greece, Denmark, Bulgaria, Syria, Albania, Iran, Turkey, United Kingdom, Palestine, Pakistan, and India. They have simple, broad leaves and loculicidal capsule fruit. Flowers are visited by Vanessa cardui, Phorbia, Red-Band Fritillary, and Brown-belted Bumblebee. Individuals can grow to 0.79 m.

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EOL has data for 29 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Purple Loosestrife. View this species on GBIF