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Find information on 40 invasive plants currently a problem, or has the potential to be a problem in the MidSouth.
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Lythrum salicaria L.
Common Name:
Purple loosestrife
Growth Habit:
Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb
Native Environemnt:
Eurasia, Africa
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This material/application/database is based upon work previously supported
by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Program.
Geosystems Research Institute
Contact: John D. Madsen, Ph.D.  •  WebMaster