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Taxon: Lythrum salicaria L.

Genus: Lythrum
Family: Lythraceae.
Nomen number: 23022
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:446. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 11-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AKª*, ALª*, ARª*, AZª*°, CAª*, COª*°, CTª*, FLª, IAª*, IDª*°, ILª*, MAª*, MIª°, MNª*, MOª*, MTª*°, NCª, NDª*, NEª*°, NHª*°, NJ°, NMª*, NVª*, OHª*°, OKª, ORª*, PAª*°, SCª, SDª*, TNª*, TXª*, UT*°, VAª*, VTª*°, WAª*, WIª*, WV(as Lythrum salicaaria)*, WYª*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.
Link to species profile at National Invasive Species Information Center

Common names:

  • purple loosestrife   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • purple lythrum   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • spiked loosestrife   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • qian qu cai   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • salicaire   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • Blut-Weiderich   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • miso-hagi   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • abre-o-sol   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-da-vida   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quebra-arado   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • vassourinha   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • fackelblomster   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Primorye, Sakhalin
    China: China [throughout]
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

      Naturalized:
  • AFRICA
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Western Cape
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Canada
    United States
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Southern South America: Chile

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

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Check other web resources for Lythrum salicaria L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?23022 (23 July 2014)

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