Lythrum alatum
Family: Lythraceae
winged loosestrife,  more...
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Etymology: Lythrum: from Greek lythron meaning "blood," and alluding to the color of the flowers or to the reputed styptic (tending to contract or bind, tending to check bleeding) qualities of some species
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb, hairless, finely branched; stems 4 -angled
Leaves: thick, rigid, stalkless, crowded on the branches and usually with only the lower leaves opposite
Flowers: purple, 6-parted, 1/4"-1/2" wide; solitary in the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: wet to moist; meadows, shores, shallows, prairies
Conservation Status: Native
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