Wild plant ID

NetfellaNetfella Posts: 54

Hi folks,

Any idea what this plant is? It seems to be thriving in the reed bed of a local river and I just wondered what it was.

Cheers

James

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  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    It's purple loosestrife - Lythrum salicaria

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,231

    Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria. Very pretty

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    Snap!! image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,231

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  • NetfellaNetfella Posts: 54

    Ah great, thanks both of you image

    It is very pretty and would be a nice one to put by my pond at home, I think I'll be collecting some seeds in the autumn.

    Cheers

    J

  • NetfellaNetfella Posts: 54

    Actually, maybe not. I just read up on it and it's extremely invasive with 3 million seeds per plant per year and a 100 percent germination rate. image Shame as it seems a good one for the bees other wildlife.

  • Don't be frightened of it!  I'd sow just a few and try one. Spectacular in a pond that's big enough - up to 7ft.  HC

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