Pest Photo

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University,

Purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is an invasive plant of wetlands. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Northeastern United States in the early 1800's.

Purple loosestrife is widespread in the United States and Canada.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.