Invasive SpeciesPurple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria
NOT FOUND by 72jg7
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by pparent
Peer reviewed by 72jg7
Field Notes
We went out to look for Purple Loosestrife for Mr. Parent to see if there was any Loosestrife out in my backyard woods. We didn't find any Loosestrife but we did find a couple of interesting plants. We were relieved to not have found any Loosestrife. We know it's not Loosestrife because right now Loosestrife looks like small asparagus sticks.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Here you can see the leaves of this plant have fully sprouted unlike the Purple Loosestrife where the leaves are wrapped around the stem and ook like little asparagus sticks.
Photo of my evidence.
Here you can see the plant is about 5 inches tall where Purple Loosestrife is about 3-5 inches tall and the Loosestrife plants are usually around the old stem from the year before.
Photo of my evidence.
Here you can see the stem is rounded while the Loosestrife's stem is square shaped.
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: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.475887 °
W -70.602546 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Backyard Woods
Trip date: 
Fri, 2013-05-24 12:00
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
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