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Common name

English: Purple loosestrife

German: Gemeiner Blutweiderich

Mandarin: 千屈菜 (qian qu cai)

Portuguese: Erva-carapau, Salgueirinha

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2614)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2517)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2126)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Lythraceae (12)(family description)

          Genus: Lythrum (2)

            Epithet: salicaria L. (1)

Synonyms: Chabraea vulgaris Bubani, Lythrum argyi H. Lév.

salicaria => Salix-like (leaves)

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet, pink

External links

Check for Lythrum salicaria at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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