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Lythrum lineare (Wand lythrum)
Lewis, A. D.

Lythrum lineare

Lythrum lineare L.

Wand Lythrum, Saltmarsh Loosestrife

Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LYLI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Herbaceous perennial, 18-48 in height. Well-branched. Leaves opposite, linear-lanceolate. Flowers white or pinkish-lavender. Wetland plant in brackish waters and saltmarshes.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NY , SC , TX , VA
Native Distribution: Primarily in coastal areas from Connecticut to Texas.
Native Habitat: Saltmarshes and coastal plain.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Drought Tolerance: Low
Aquatic: yes
Soil Description: Perpetually wet, brackish or saline soils.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL
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.

Bibliography

Bibref 599 - Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968) Radford, A., H. Ahles & C.R. Bell

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Lythrum lineare in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lythrum lineare in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lythrum lineare

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-09-14
Research By: JAM

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