Land Plants - invasive

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) on Aug 19, 2020

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: Local expert notified

Description of specimen

It appears to be purple loosestrife. It has upright spikes of purple flowers with yellow centers, smooth edged, narrow, opposite leaves and square stems. It’s growing at the water’s edge. The plants are about 0.5 to 1.75 meters in height.