Definition of Lythrum salicaria
1. Noun. Marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers; originally of Europe but now rampant in eastern United States.
Group relationships: Genus Lythrum, Lythrum
Generic synonyms: Loosestrife
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Literary usage of Lythrum salicaria
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Lythrum salicaria L. Spiked or Purple Loosestrife Fig. 3007. Lythrum salicaria L. Sp. Pl. 446. 1753. ..."
2. Charles Darwin's Works by Charles Darwin (1896)
"Lythrum salicaria — Description of the three forms — Their power and complex manner of fertilising one another — Eighteen different unions possible ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... hetero- styled plants of Lythrum salicaria three lengths of styles are formed, long-styled, mid-styled and short-styled (Fig. 1). ..."