Other uses and values
Purple loosestrife was previously used by European immigrants in herbal remedies for a variety of maladies . Purple loosestrife, as well as other loosestrifes, have long been popular with gardeners for their abundant and attractive floral displays and are still sold legally in some places. However, many North American horticulturalists have now abandoned its promotion because of its potential for escape [15,34,48,59,82,129]. It has also been utilized as a honey plant by beekeepers [96,129]. Purple loosestrife seed has occasionally been included in commercial "wildflower" seed mixes .
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