Purple Loosestrife – Lythrum salicaria
Plant : Purple Loosestrife is a non-native species, which is grown in domestics gardens for its tall, attractive stems of purple flowers. It grows numerous robust stems, which grow over 1.2 m in height. Long oval leaves sprout from the stems and the flowers grow from these leaf nodes. Many types of butterflies and bees find it attractive, as a source of pollen and nectar.
Flower : The purple flower has six petals and 12 stamen. They are approximately 20 mm in diameter and flower in August and September.
Pollen : Click here to see more about Lythrum salicaria pollen.
Click here to return to the Plants for Bees gallery.