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  • n  any of numerous herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lythrum
  • n  any of various herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lysimachia

  • Left uncontrolled, purple loosestrife grows aggressively and chokes the life from wetlands and marshes, reducing populations of indigenous insects, amphibians, songbirds and fish.
  • 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.
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  • 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
    July 29, 2013 - The Appleton Post-Crescent

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