Title

Article about Purple Loosestrife, also known by gardeners as lythrum, and botani

Authors

Richard Grant

Source

Down East

Date

8-1-2001

Pages

102, 105-106

Abstract

Article about Purple Loosestrife, also known by gardeners as lythrum, and botanically as Lythrum salicaria. The plant is often found along Maine's road in late summer. It's flowers come in spikes, each up to a foot long with numerous clusters of small flowers of a clear magenta-pink. Lythrum arrived in the United States nearly 200 years ago from Europe, brought for its medicinal virtues as well as its beauty, and has since spread throughout the northern United States and Canada.

Subjects

Invasive plants, Purple loosestrife

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