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.

Exact synonyms: Purple Loosestrife, Spiked Loosestrife
Group relationships: Genus Lythrum, Lythrum
Generic synonyms: Loosestrife



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lythrum Salicaria

Lysimachia clethroides Duby
Lysimachia nemorum
Lysimachia nummularia
Lysimachia quadrifolia
Lysimachia terrestris
Lysimachia vulgaris
Lysimachus
Lysippus
Lysol
Lyssa
Lyt antigen
Lyt antigens
Lythraceae
Lythrum
Lythrum hyssopifolia
Lythrum salicaria
Lytico-Bodig disease
Lytton
Lytton Strachey
Lœuilly
Láadan
Lévy flight
Lévy flights
Lóegaire the Victorious
Löwchen
Lübeck
M&A
M&M

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). ..."

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