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Set B6 - Wild Flowers Series 2 - card information

49. Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicario L.)

49. Purple Loosestrife

This fine plant is found near water, and often in great quantities. By river banks, and pond margins its tall spires of flowers make vivid patches of colour in late Summer. The plant may be from three to five feet in height. It has three forms of flowers on different plants - long, medium and short styled, and with each, six differing lengths of stamens. Three different sizes of pollen grains are found in the three types.