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Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

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Family: Lythraceae (Loostrife)
Height: 2 to 4 ft.
Blooms: June to September
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Montour Trail
Date:  7/27/2002
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