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Lythrum virgatum L.
European wand loosestrife

General Information
Symbol: LYVI3
Group: Dicot
Family: Lythraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   I
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Myrtales
Family Lythraceae – Loosestrife family
Genus Lythrum L. – loosestrife
Species Lythrum virgatum L. – European wand loosestrife

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds.
purple loosestrife
Secondary noxious weed
purple loosestrife
Sale prohibited 1
European wand loosestrife
Prohibited noxious weed
purple loosestrife, lythrum
Category 2 noxious weed
purple loosestrife
Noxious weed
purple loosestrife
Noxious weed
North Carolina
Class B noxious weed 2
North Dakota
purple loosestrife
Noxious weed
South Dakota
purple loosestrife
Regulated non-native plant species
purple loosestrife
Plant pest 3
European wand loosestrife
Noxious weed
wand loosestrife
Class B noxious weed
purple loosestrife
Quarantine 4
purple loosestrife
Nuisance weed 5
1any nonnative member of the genus Lythrum or hybrid of the genus is prohibited from sale
2any Lythrum spp. not native to North Carolina
3and related cultivars
4any hybrid cross
5any nonnative member of the genus Lythrum or hybrids thereof
U.S. Weed Information
Lythrum virgatum
European wand loosestrife
This plant and the related entity italicized and indented above can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states. State agriculture or natural resource departments.



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