Definition of Spiked loosestrife
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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiked Loosestrife
Literary usage of Spiked loosestrife
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1. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1910)
"In June and July the Spiked-Loosestrife produces an abundance of small, brown-marked, yellow blossoms in a terminal, ..."
2. A Historic and Present Day Guide to Old Deerfield by Emma Lewis Coleman (1907)
"Common Speedwell Thyme-leaved Speedwell Indian Tobacco Common Sorrel Wood Sorrel Ladies' Sorrel Mallow (cheeses) Loosestrife spiked loosestrife Purple ..."
3. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1890)
"L. SALICARIA, L. (spiked loosestrife.) Introduced here. Railway bank. Found along the line of the Canada Atlantic Railway, a quarter of a mile from the ..."