Invasive SpeciesPurple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria
NOT FOUND by 51mm17
E. Waterboro
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by pparent
Peer reviewed by pparent
Field Notes
The plant is small low to the ground.Water was about a little above the rotes. The leaves are purple, dark on top and under the plant was light purple. The leaves were round about jagged on the out side. The stem has green rings going up and down and it curves at the top like a square's corner but round.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The plant has round leaves but jagged on the end and loosestrife has lanced shaped leaves that are smooth on the edges.
Photo of my evidence.
the plants leaves are short purple leaves and loosestrife has long green leaves
Photo of my evidence.
the plant is small low to the ground and loosestrife is tall high above the ground
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Lythrum salicaria
Common name:
Purple loosestrife
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.580879 °
W -70.702099 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Field
Trip Information
Pond Area Biodiversity Study
Trip date: 
Tue, 2011-10-11 08:13
Town or city: 
E. Waterboro
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
Evidence of vectors: 
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Soil moisture: 


Boy, with purple leaves like that, purple loosestrife might be an appropriate name. Nice work choosing evidence that clearly points out that your plant is not Lythrum salicaria. You got right to the differences and you pointed them out well. You must still wonder what your plant is. Maybe we can have another shot at identifying your plant this spring.