Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) is a species of perennial herb in the family Lythraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Romania, Italy, Ukraine, Finland, Austria, Jordan, France, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, The Netherlands, Balkans, Lebanon, Tunisia, Russia, North America, Sweden, Israel, Portugal, Lithuania, Switzerland, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Estonia, Japan, Ireland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Algeria, Belgium, Azerbaijan, Spain, Armenia, China, Afghanistan, Greece, Denmark, Bulgaria, Syria, Albania, Iran, Turkey, United Kingdom, Palestine, Pakistan, and India. They have simple, broad leaves and loculicidal capsule fruit. Flowers are visited by Common Eastern Bumblebee, Confusing Bumblebee, Large Copper, and Rusty patched bumble bee. Individuals can grow to 0.79 m.
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