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Lance-Leaved Loosestrife

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Lysimachia lanceolata
You can find small colonies of lance-leaved loosestrife nearly throughout the state. It has showy but nodding yellow flowers and opposite, closely spaced, lanceolate or ovate leaves. More

Lance-Leaved Loosestrife

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You can find small colonies of lance-leaved loosestrife nearly throughout the state. It has showy but nodding yellow flowers and opposite, closely spaced, lanceolate or ovate leaves. More

Narrow-Leaved Loosestrife

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Narrow-leaved loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora) is one of nine Lysimachia species recorded for Missouri. Note its narrow, linear leaves; where clusters of them develop on short stems in the main leaf axils, they can appear whorled. It grows in the Ozark and Ozark Border sections of our state. More

Purple Loosestrife

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Lythrum salicaria
Anyone who’s seen what purple loosestrife has done to New England and the Northeast can tell you how invasive this plant is. Learn how to identify it, so you can report any findings to the Missouri Department of Conservation. More

Purple Loosestrife

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Don’t be fooled by the pretty flowers—this plant is a disaster for the environment. Purple loosestrife invades wet habitats, such as freshwater marshes, fens, sedge meadows, and wet prairies, but also roadside ditches, on river- and stream banks and the edges of lakes and reservoirs. More

Purple Loosestrife (Colony)

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Anyone who’s seen what purple loosestrife has done to New England and the Northeast can tell you how invasive this plant is. Learn how to identify it, so you can report any findings to the Missouri Department of Conservation. More

Purple Loosestrife Invasive Species Fact Sheet

Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive purple loosestrife on your Missouri property. More

Winged Loosestrife

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Lythrum alatum
Winged loosestrife is a native Missouri wildflower that should not be confused with the nonnative invasive purple loosestrife. Learn to distinguish between the two so you can report infestations of the latter! More

Winged Loosestrife

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Winged loosestrife is a native Missouri wildflower that should not be confused with the nonnative invasive purple loosestrife. Unlike invasive purple loosestrife, which easily gets out of control and causes environmental disasters, winged loosestrife can safely be used in cultivation where striking spikes of purple flowers will embellish moist or wet areas. More