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

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