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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Range Description

This species occurs throughout much of Europe except the north, western Asia, much of Africa north and south of the Sahara, Australia where it may be native, and introduced to North America.
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Distribution in Egypt

Nile Valley North of Nubia (Location: Delta), Nile Valley North of Nubia (Location: Fayium), Nile Valley North of Nubia, Nubia, Libyan Desert Oases, Nubian Desert Oases, Mareotic Sector.

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Global Distribution

Atlantic Islands, Central and southern Europe, Britain, North Africa, Southwest and Central Asia,

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Physical Description

Size

Height: 15-40 cm.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a characteristic plant of temporary ponds and seasonally inundated depressions, as well as the drawdown zones of lakes.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Moist ground, marshes, ditches.

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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Annual.

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Lansdown, R.V.

Reviewer/s
Tognelli, M. & García, N.

Contributor/s
Rhazi, L., Patzelt, A., Knees, S.G., Neale, S. & Williams, L.

Justification
This species is classed as Least Concern as it is widespread with stable populations and does not face any major threats.
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Population

Population
This species widespread and abundant throughout its range.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats

There are no known past, ongoing or future threats to this species.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is classed as Endangered (A2c) in the UK and Critically Endangered in Switzerland and is under regional protection in France: in Alsace and Rhône-Alpes. Otherwise, there are no conservation measures in place or needed.
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Wikipedia

Lythrum hyssopifolia

Lythrum hyssopifolia (orth. var. L. hyssopifolium) is a species of flowering plant in the loosestrife family known by the common names hyssop loosestrife and grass-poly. It is native to Europe but it is known elsewhere, including parts of Australia and eastern and western North America, as an introduced species and sometimes a weed.[1] It often grows in moist habitat, such as marshes and wet agricultural fields, rice paddies, for example. This is a mostly upright, branching annual or biennial herb growing 10 to 60 centimeters tall. The oval leaves are arranged oppositely lower on the plant, and often alternately toward the top. They are up to 3 centimeters in length. The inflorescence is a terminal spike of flowers with pinkish petals up to half a centimeter long. The fruit is an oval capsule containing many minute seeds.

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