purple_loosestrife

purple_loosestrife

Observation - purple_loosestrife. Description: Family Lythraceae. Tall (up to 90cm)perennial, with tough woody stems and dark green, unstalked, opposed lanceolate leaves. Flowers purple, much deeper than appear in photo, approx 1-1.5cm, with 5 long narrow petals, in tightly-clustered spikes. This s

Family Lythraceae. Tall (up to 90cm)perennial, with tough woody stems and dark green, unstalked, opposed lanceolate leaves. Flowers purple, much deeper than appear in photo, approx 1-1.5cm, with 5 long narrow petals, in tightly-clustered spikes. This specimen is at the end of the flowering period in this locality.