Lythraceae - loosestrife family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 16 August 2018)

Lythraceae - loosestrife family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 2 species in 2 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Decodon (1 species)
      Decodon verticillatus - swamp-loosestrife (rare [see note 1 at bottom of page])
   Lythrum (1 species)
      Lythrum salicaria - purple loosestrife (uncommon)

plant stem
Decodon woody
Lythrum herbaceous

Decodon (swamp-loosestrife)
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Decodon verticillatus (swamp-loosestrife) - [information to be added]

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Lythrum (loosestrife)
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Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) - [information to be added]

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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.