LakeStewardship


Lythraceae
Loosestrife Family

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Decodon verticillatus - Swamp loosestrife

Grows along wet shores, often arching out over water. Note opposite leaves that alternate along stem, with flowers forming at leaf bases. Lower stem is often surrounded by spongy tissue that is light brown in color.

Line drawing of Decodon verticillatus
Line drawing
Decodon verticillatus - growth habit
Growth habit. Lake Rippowam, July 2003
Decodon verticillatus - growth habit
Growth habit. Lake Rippowam, July 2003
Decodon verticillatus - growth habit
Growth habit. Lake Rippowam, July 2003
Decodon verticillatus - growth habit
Growth habit. Lake Rippowam, July 2003
Decodon verticillatus - growth habit
Growth habit. Lake Oscaleta outlet, July 2003
Decodon verticillatus - growth habit
Growth habit. Lake Rippowam, July 2003
Decodon verticillatus - growth habit
Growth habit. Lake Rippowam, July 2003
Decodon verticillatus - growth habit
Growth habit. Lake Rippowam, July 2003
Decodon verticillatus - growth habit
Growth habit. Lake Waccabuc, July 2003
Decodon verticillatus - growth habit
Growth habit. Lake Waccabuc, July 2003
 

Lytrhum salicaria - Purple loosestrife

Invasive plant of wetlands and wet margins of lakes and ponds.

Lytrhum salicaria growth habit
Growth habit
Lytrhum salicaria growth habit
Growth habit. Saranac River
Lytrhum salicaria growth habit
Growth habit
Lytrhum salicaria growth habit
Growth habit
Lytrhum salicaria growth habit
Growth habit
Lytrhum salicaria closeup of flower
Closeup of flower

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