P. Rodney Thompson
Director


Address:

 

829 South Coleman
Tooele, UT 84074

Telephone Number:


Main: (435) 843-3204

 

Hours:

7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
Except Holidays
Closed Fridays

Weed Control Division - Noxious Weeds


 

Purple Loosestrife
(Lythrum salicaria L.)

Growth Habit:
Perennial, erect to 8 feet tall, associated with moist or marshy areas.

Leaves:
Simple, lance-shaped, smooth margins, opposite or whorled.

Stems:
Branched, terminating in flowering stalks.

Flowers:
Rose-purple flowers having 5 to 7 petals and numerous stamens, in long, vertical racemes.

Roots:
Large, fleshy, adapted to aquatic sites.

Other:
Dense infestations can impede water flow in canals and ditches.
Purple Loosestrife

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Tooele County | 47 South Main Street | Tooele, UT 84074 | Telephone: (435) 843-3100