Invasive SpeciesPurple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria
NOT FOUND by 42kl12
E. Waterboro
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
We took a 10-15 min. walk over to the CMP power line area on 10-16-12 to see if there was any purple loosestrife or lythrum Salicaria it was about 10 degrees celcius and sunny. I was one of the equipment carriers, sadly our group did not find loosestrife, but we did find a different plant. We know it is not loosestrife because it did not have a square stem and the stem was not smooth with hairs, also the leaves were way to big and there was only one leaf that looked like it had a stem stuck right through the middle, they were about 18 cm long and had little hairs on them. They were also diamond shaped and turning a brownish color. We don’t know what color the flowers are. From the information I just told you you can tell that this is not loosestrife but it is similar to it in some ways. submitted by: 42cg10 42al11 42kl12 42hm13
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves are opposite not whorled.
Photo of my evidence.
The flowers are white instead of purple
Photo of my evidence.
The stems are round instead of square
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: 
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.571080 °
W -70.705330 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Field
Trip Information
CMP powerlines
Trip date: 
Wed, 2012-10-17 05:02
Town or city: 
E. Waterboro
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
3 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Recent disturbance
Tree canopy cover: 
Open to 1/4 covered
Soil moisture: 


Great job. it looks like your plant is boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum). Nice sketch and description.

thanks to all of our 9 fans

Really like your sketch. It is clear you were looking closely at the characteristics of the plant, like those lance-shaped leaves.

Nice work!

Thank you very much, my group and I worked very hard on this and your comments mean a lot to us so thank you

My group worked super hard on this! Your comments mean a lot to me and my group. Thank you , this was fun you should try it to! <3

Thanks glad you like it and thanks for looking :D

Thank you very much. I had a lot of fun doing this