Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Winged Loosestrife

Winged Loosestrife 

Lythrum alatum

Full sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, tolerant of a wide range of soils including heavy clay.  3-4 ft. height, blooms summer to fall, purple flowers, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Lightly statewide, primarily in the Interior Low Plateau region

Found in all but about 15 states in the U.S., plant is very versatile and adaptable to many locations.  Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.


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