Lythrum salicaria

ClassificationDicots
FamilyLythraceae
Family (Traditional)Lythraceae
GenusLythrum
Species:Lythrum salicaria L.
Common NamePurple Loosestrife
Growth Habittreeshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Invasive Rank: TN-IPC Established Threat; Natural Area Presence: UCR; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Arrangement: whorled; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Petal Number: 6; Placentation Type: Axillary; Placentation Type: Free Central; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 12
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; Invasive; AGCP (OBL), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Lythrum intermedium Lythrum intermedium
Lythrum salicaria var. gracilior Lythrum salicaria var. gracilior
Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum (DC.) DC.
Lythrum salicaria var. vulgare Lythrum salicaria var. vulgare DC.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Boyd (KY), Bracken (KY), Campbell (KY), Carroll (KY), Crittenden (KY), Gallatin (KY), Garrard (KY), Greenup (KY), Henderson (KY), Hickman (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lawrence (KY), Lewis (KY), Lincoln (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Martin (KY), Mason (KY), Oldham (KY), Pike (KY), Shelby (KY), Trimble (KY), Anderson (TN), Clay (TN), Decatur (TN), Hickman (TN), Marion (TN), Roane (TN), Scott (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Union (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MEM, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1965 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100529864 Lawrence Kentucky 15 Aug 2006 Romie Hughart & Richard Thompson
s.n.
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529773 Crittenden Kentucky 31 Aug 2009 Deborah White
2009-9
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529765 Lawrence Kentucky 06 Sep 2008 Romie Hughart
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529781 Carroll Kentucky 24 Jul 2009 Landon McKinney
10107
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529880 Pike Kentucky 24 Jun 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10459
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529823 Greenup Kentucky 02 Sep 1992 Landon E. McKinney
5252
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529807 Jefferson Kentucky 29 Jul 2005 Patricia D. Haragan
25192
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529815 Greenup Kentucky 07 Jul 1993 Randy L. Mears
93-206
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA016462 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA016458 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA016460 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA016459 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 10 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016067 Greenup Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529856 Lincoln Kentucky 03 Jul 1993 Ronald L. Jones
7425
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100721529 Garrard Kentucky 11 Jul 2012 W.W. Overbeck
1660
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529831 Henderson Kentucky 09 Jul 1992 Landon E. McKinney
5124
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529872 Oldham Kentucky 07 Oct 1995 Angie Machniak
20
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529799 Lincoln Kentucky 05 Jul 1993 Ronald L. Jones
7438
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
31234100529849 Hickman Kentucky 19 Aug 1979 Raymond Athey
4424
EKY
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA016463 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA016464 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA016461 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
31973000007890 Campbell Kentucky 06 Aug 2014 Conley, Justin
2014-0085
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016062 Boyd Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016064 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016063 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016065 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016068 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016070 Mason Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016066 Gallatin Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016071 Mason Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016069 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155039 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155054 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155042 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155053 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155036 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155037 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155049 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155174 Hickman Kentucky
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155046 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155041 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
31973000016072 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155047 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155175 Pike Kentucky
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155038 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155050 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155051 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155052 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155044 Union Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155048 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155040 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA024226 Shelby Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA024397 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA024225 Shelby Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0010127 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0010132 Sumner Tennessee 01 Aug 1994 Andrea Shea
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155043 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
TENN-V-0155045 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0081926 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0010131 Sumner Tennessee 06 Oct 1993 Milo Pyne
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0102909 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0107496 Boyd Kentucky 09 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0102910 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0107494 Shelby Kentucky
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0010133 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0107497 Greenup Kentucky
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0069585 Mason Kentucky 07 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0010129 Anderson Tennessee
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0107503 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0107499 Martin Kentucky
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0010128 Union Tennessee
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0010130 Decatur Tennessee
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0083259 Trimble Kentucky
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
HTTU031054 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Lythrum salicaria
BEREA025200 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Lythrum salicaria
APSC0107501 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Lythrum salicaria
UCHT036221 Union Tennessee
UCHT
Lythrum salicaria
MEM005939 McCracken Kentucky 09 Jul 1968 Raymond Athey
343
MEM
Lythrum salicaria
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