Exotic Pest Reporting
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is an invasive plant of wetlands. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Northeastern United States in the early 1800's.
Purple loosestrife is widespread in the United States and Canada.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
08/16/2016 - Help pull invasive purple loosestrife
06/10/2016 - Tackling invansive plants with native alternatives
06/23/2015 - Efforts expand to control invasive plants
08/22/2014 - Purple Loosestrife - A Noxious Weed
06/04/2014 - State Money to Combat Lake Invasives