Purple Loosestrife

ian August, September

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.

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