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Lythrum alatum Pursh
Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)
USDA Symbol: lyal4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Found in all but about 15 states, this plant is versatile and will grow in fields, wet meadows, ditches, roadsides, pond edges, streams and garden settings.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, WY Canada: ON
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: heavy clay, sandy loam, average garden soils.
Conditions Comments: Found in all but about 15 states, this plant is versatile and will grow in fields, wet meadows, ditches, roadsides, pond edges, streams and garden settings.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Hummingbirds, long-tongued bees, Green Metallic bees, bee flies, butterflies, and skippers.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff