Species: 

Lythrum salicaria 

Common Name(s): 

purple loosestrife, purple lythrum

Habitats Impacted: 

riparian/aquatic

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

NE, SE

Present in Neighboring States?

CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, TX

Currently known from Oklahoma?

Yes

Lythrum salicaria 

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org

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What you should know!

Can quickly form dense stands that outcompete native vegetation. A prolific seeder. Can hybridize with native loosestrife species, altering the gene pool of the native. Accidentally introduced as a contaminant of ballast water. Sold as an ornamental.

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