Loostrife Lythrum salicaria butterfly nectar plant

One of our most colourful native flowers. Purple loosestrife is worthy of a place in any garden. Its natural habitat is in damp marshy areas. In the wildlife garden it serves as attractant to butterflies. Brimstones are fond of the flowers in areas where this species is found.

Name: Purple Loostrife

Latin: Lythrum salicaria

Family: Myrtle family

Origin: Native