Taxon profile


Lythrum salicaria L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Myrtales »  family Lythraceae »  genus Lythrum - loosestrife

Scientific synonyms

Lythrum salicaria var. gracilior Turcz.
Lythrum salicaria var. tomentosum (P. Mill.) DC.
Lythrum salicaria var. vulgare DC.

Other names

= Purple Loosestrife
= Purple Loosestrife or Lythrum
= Purple Lythrum
= Rainbow Weed
= Salicaire
= Spiked Loosestrife


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Intertaxon relationships

consumer: Galerucella calmariensis (Linnaeus, 1767) - Loosestrife Leaf Beetle, Hylobius transversovittatus (Goeze, 1771) - Root-boring Weevil, Nanophyes globiformis Kiesenwetter, 1864, Nanomimus circumscriptus (Aubé, 1864), Nanomimus hemisphaericus (Olivier, 1807), ...

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Lythrum salicaria L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Lythrum salicaria L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Danin A.: Flora and Vegetation of Israel [] [as Lythrum salicaria]
Data retrieved on: 26 February 2009
EN Pest Information Wiki [Lythrum_salicaria_(weed)]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Lythrum salicaria Linnaeus]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Lythrum salicaria L.]
EN Rintanen, T. (1996): Changes in the flora and vegetation of 113 Finnish lakes during 40 years [], Ann. Bot. Fennici 33: 101–122 [as Lythrum salicaria]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Lythrum salicaria L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014

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