Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) is a species of perennial herb in the family Lythraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to North America, Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Morocco, Poland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Tunisia, Palestine, Iran, The Netherlands, Mongolia, Syria, Latvia, Turkey, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Italy, Afghanistan, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Czech Republic, China, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Algeria, Belgium, Israel, Lithuania, Romania, Spain, Armenia, Balkans, Portugal, Lebanon, Ireland, Estonia, Greece, Jordan, India, Pakistan, Japan, Finland, and Albania. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by null, Common Pollen Beetle, Common Wood Nymph, and Common buckeye. Individuals can grow to 0.79 m.
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