loosestrife loosestrife  /ˈlusS ˌtraɪf/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any of numerous herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lythrum
  2. (n) any of various herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lysimachia

Usage(s):

  1. Left uncontrolled, purple loosestrife grows aggressively and chokes the life from wetlands and marshes, reducing populations of indigenous insects, amphibians, songbirds and fish.
  2. Relieved of this worry, Stankard began producing a profusion of wild-flower paperweights: painted Trillium, black-eyed Susan, loosestrife, lady's slipper and prickly pear cactus.

News

  • Yard MD: Purple loosestrife on the prowl (video)

    Yard MD Purple Loosestrife on the Prowl. Alien invasive plant purple loosestrife reaches a dangerous climax in July and August when each plant can produce a million seeds and the plant can spread wide across our wetlands. July 26, 2013
    on July 29, 2013     Source: The Appleton Post-Crescent

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