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A.k.a. waterwillow. A true wetland plant, swamp loosestrife is at home in shallow water but adapts to consistently moist soils. Flowers are small but colorful. Forms colonies by re-rooting where stems touch the soil.


Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic

Soil Type: Muck, Peat, Sand

Height: 3’-8’

Bloom Color: Pink-Purple

Bloom Time: July-Sep

Root Type: Fibrous

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Hosts moths such as the hydrangea sphinx and pearly wood nymph. Seeds are eaten by ducks including wood ducks and teals. Muskrats feed on submerged stems.

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