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Lythrum alatum Pursh
ANGLED PURPLE-LOOSESTRIFE
Winged lythrum, wing-angle loosestrife; Winged lythrum

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Lythrum alatum
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Lythrum alatum, flower
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Lythrum alatum, flower

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apidae  Eucera hamata @ BBSL (1)
Cicadidae  Tibicen chloromera @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Lygaeidae  Oncopeltus fasciatus @ MEMU_ENT (6)
Megachilidae  Hoplitis producta @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Osmia atriventris @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Miridae  Coridromius chenopoderis @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Lygus lineolaris @ MEMU_ENT (3)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora lythri @ BPI (1)

Septoria lythrina @ BPI (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria lythri @ BPI (2)
Synchytriaceae  Synchytrium lythri @ BPI (2)
_  Gn_ms_flectotheca sp_wa0909msp100 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

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Lythrum alatum Pursh

Winged Loosestrife

Lythrum alatum plant

Family - Lythraceae

Stems - To +1m tall, erect, herbaceous to woody below, 4-angled, branching above, glabrous. Angles slightly winged.

Lythrum alatum stem

Leaves - Mainly opposite to subopposite or with some alternate near apex, sessile, oblong, entire, acute, glabrous, to 5cm long, +1cm broad. Margins sparse stigillose.

Lythrum alatum leaves

Inflorescence - Single or paired flowers from leaf axils in upper portion of stems. Leaves greatly reduced in inflorescence to small bracts. Flowering portion of stem to +25cm long. Pedicles -1mm long, with two minute opposite bracts.

Flowers - Petals 6, pinkish-purple or rose-pink, 5mm long, 2.2mm broad, borne at edge of floral tube, with purple midvein. Stamens 6, unequal, adnate about 1/2 way up floral tube, included. Filaments glabrous, 5mm long, purplish. Anthers purple, .2mm broad. Style glabrous, white, exserted. Stigma globose-capitate, greenish. Floral tube to 6mm long, 1.1mm in diameter, glabrous, 12-nerved, with 6 appendages. Appendages alternating with calyx lobes, linear, to 1mm long, spreading. Calyx lobes acute, .5mm long, triangular.

Lythrum alatum calyx Floral tube.

Lythrum alatum flower Corolla.

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Wet meadows and prairies, open wet glades, fens, stream and pond margins, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found throughout Missouri but is mostly absent from the bootheel portion of the state. The plant has both alternate and opposite leaves. It can be easily identified by its pinkish-purple flowers, winged stems, and habitat.
This is the native and good member of the genus Lythrum represented in Missouri. We also have the dreaded L. salicaria L. which is nothing short of a noxious weed. Both plants are striking but only L. alatum belongs. It can make a good garden subject for moist or wet areas.

Photographs taken at the Shut-In Mountain Fen, Shannon County, MO., 6-25-04.


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Lythrum alatum Pursh
winged lythrum

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General Information
Symbol: LYAL4
Group: Dicot
Family: Lythraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Subshrub
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

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Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Scott Co., Davenport, Nahant Marsh. 2002. Usage Requirements .

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species . Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Jose Hernandez. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, VA, Chain Bridge. Usage Requirements .

Jose Hernandez. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, VA, Chain Bridge. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 581. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Myrtales
Family Lythraceae – Loosestrife family
Genus Lythrum L. – loosestrife
Species Lythrum alatum Pursh – winged lythrum

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Lythrum alatum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Lythrum alatum</i>
Pursh var. <i>
alatum </i>
Lythrum alatum var. alatum
winged lythrum Distribution of <i>
Lythrum alatum</i>
Pursh var. <i>
lanceolatum</i>
(Elliott) Torr. & A. Gray ex Rothr.
Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum
winged lythrum

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Connecticut winged loosestrife Special Concern
Maryland winged loosestrife Endangered
Pennsylvania winged loosestrife Endangered
Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Michigan Lythrum
purple loosestrife Sale prohibited 1
North Carolina Lythrum
Class B noxious weed 2
Wisconsin Lythrum
purple loosestrife Nuisance weed 3
1 any nonnative member of the genus Lythrum or hybrid of the genus is prohibited from sale 2 any Lythrum spp. not native to North Carolina 3 any nonnative member of the genus Lythrum or hybrids thereof

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains OBL
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL

Related Links

More Accounts and Images
ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (LYAL4)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (LYAL4)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (LYAL4)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (LYAL4)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (LYAL4)
Related Websites
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants: distribution map (LYAL4)
Texas A&M: Vascular Plant Image Gallery (LYAL4)
Texas A&M: Vascular Plant Image Gallery (LYAL4)

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