*Lythrum salicaria Linnaeus. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Swamps, marshes, other wet places. Dist: Native of Eurasia. An extremely noxious weed in the ne. United States, aggressively colonizing and coming to dominate a wide variety of freshwater wetlands, sometimes to the near exclusion of native vegetation.
Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia
Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA10, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WV, Graham (1975); > Lythrum salicaria L. var. gracilior Turcz. – F; > Lythrum salicaria L. var. salicaria – F; > Lythrum salicaria L. var. tomentosum (Mill.) DC. – F