purple loosestrife USDA PLANTS Symbol: LYSA2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Herb
Lythrum salicaria L.
Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Myrtales: Lythraceae
Synonym(s): purple lythrum, rainbow weed, salicaire, spiked loosestrife
Native Range: Europe (); Old World (BAIL)

U.S. State(s) where reported invasive:

Alternative content

Get Adobe Flash player

U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Acadia National Park (Maine)
Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina)
Colonial National Historical Park (Virginia)
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (Pennsylvania)
George Washington Memorial Parkway (Virginia)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina & Tennessee)
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (Indiana)
Minute Man National Historical Park (Massachusetts)
National Capital Parks East (Washington, D.C.)
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (Wisconsin)