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Winged Loosestrife
Lythrum alatum
Lythraceae

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Delicate erect wands graced with purple " flowers from June through September borne at the base of small leaves, each of the 6 crinkled petal-like lobes having a dark stripe down the center, more basal leaves are simple & smooth up to 4" long & 2" across, the stem itself is angled (sometimes winged) & smooth, good nectar source for small butterflies, hummingbirds & long-tongued bees (including honeybees as well as many native species of bees), clay tolerant.

Note: We cannot ship to IN due to their complete prohibition of the importation of any Lythrum species due to the invasive nature of the dreaded Eurasian Purple Loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, & it's near cousin, L. virgatum! (And yes, speaking of the Elephant in the room, this is a loosestrife & it blooms purple but it is Native & Not Invasive! - Really, it"s quite a lovely plant!)

Moist To Wet
Sun To Part Shade
1-4' tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Perennial

Other names: Winged Lythrum

Native Range: ME to FL, west to e. MT & e. TX. Rare in CT, MD, PA

Winged Loosestrife 3.5 inch pot $10.75
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