Purple Loosestrife – 9/12/09
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 9/12/09
Observation Time: 11:20 a.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond
Common Name: Purple Loosestrife
Scientific Name: Lythrum salicaria L.
Comments: Sometimes called “purple plague,” purple loosestrife is an invasive species. Neponset River Watershed Association has a program to propagate and disperse galerucella beetles that eat nothing but purple loosestrife.
More Information: The Nature Conservancy