purple loosestrife


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purple loosestrife

n.
A perennial plant (Lythrum salicaria) native to Eurasia, having long spikes of purple flowers. It is naturalized in North America and often forms dense stands in wetlands.

pur′ple loose′strife


n.
an Old World wetland plant, Lythrumsalicaria, of the loosestrife family, having spikes of reddish purple flowers.
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Noun1.purple loosestrife - marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowerspurple loosestrife - marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers; originally of Europe but now rampant in eastern United States
genus Lythrum, Lythrum - loosestrife
loosestrife - any of numerous herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lythrum
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The major plants used in the raceways were black willow, pussy willow, duckweed, umbrella plant, dwarf cypress, water willow, purple loosestrife, and eucalyptus.
Also on Clamshell Pond this summer, you'll see evidence of a Purple Loosestrife containment project, a partnership of the Clinton Conservation Commission and the Nashua River Watershed Association.
Garlic mustard and purple loosestrife crowd out native plants and are not good food sources for native wildlife.
Also known as purple loosestrife, several lovely types are available, including "Firecandle" which has screaming pinky-red flower spikes for much of summer.
Marsh or marginal plants: Marsh marigold, purple loosestrife, ragged-robin, lady's smock, meadow sweet.
Some of the plants will be wild flowers and grasses, but to make the point that your garden doesn't have to look like a piece of wasteland, I'm mixing in some traditional fa-vourites -things like rosemary, lavender, purple loosestrife, and last year's ``must have'' plant, verbena bonariensis.
The worst include gorse, Iberian starthistle, leafy spurge, purple loosestrife and spotted knapweed.
Purple Loosestrife containment: During 2012 the Clinton Conservation Commission will be partnering with the Nashua River Watershed Association on a Purple Loosestrife containment project on Rauscher Farm.
The giant swallowtail drifted downstream, flapping and sailing, pausing to feed on the nectar of joe-pye weed and purple loosestrife across the creek.
Masses of purple loosestrife blooms among the ragwort there.
Bog-garden plants - those that prefer marshy mud to total immersion - include ligularia with brownish-purple foliage contrasting with yellow blooms (a variety called The Rocket has splendid yellow flower spikes); candelabra primulas in a range of colours; and several attractive wild flowers - ragged robin, purple loosestrife and, if space is not a problem, the tall meadowsweet with large heads of creamy, fragrant flowers.
Schat recently completed her master's thesis at Oregon State University on control of purple loosestrife - an aggressive plant that has escaped gardens and now threatens natural ecosystems in many areas.