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Purple loosestrife   /pˈərpəl lˈusstrˌaɪf/   Listen
Purple loosestrife

Marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers; originally of Europe but now rampant in eastern United States.  Synonyms: Lythrum salicaria, spiked loosestrife.

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"Purple loosestrife" Quotes from Famous Books

... Europeus (gipsy-wort), Solidago Virgaurea (golden rod), Malva Moschata (musk mallow), also a white variety of the common mallow (Malva Sylvestris), the two cresses, Lepidium Smithii and L. Campestre, Sparganium Simplex (simple bur-reed) the mints (Mentha Sativa, and M. Arvensis), Lythrum Salicaria (purple loosestrife), Geranium Columbinum (long-stalked cranesbill), Scutellaria Galericulata (skull-cap), Polygonum Hydropiper (water pepper), Lysimachia Nemorum (yellow pimpernel), Rhamnus Frangula (buckthorn), Gentiana Pneumonantha (blue gentian), Erica, Cinerea (heath), ...
— Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood - Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter • J. Conway Walter

Words linked to "Purple loosestrife" :   loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, Lythrum, genus Lythrum

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