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Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife

purple loosestrife

Purple loosestrife, scientifically known as Lythrum salicaria, is considered to be a perennial, herbaceous weed which is commonly found along all the waterways as well as throughout wetland habitats. This weed was first introduced in Europe, somewhere during the 1800s where it was found either in the shop ballasts or as an ornamental. This kind of weed can also be found in many areas in the United States. Considering many factors, this weed is legislated for eradication. The recognition of purple loosestrife for eradication: Purple happens to be a large plant that grows up to a length of 3 meters...

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