Lythrum hyssopifolia L. Lesser Loosestrife
Sp.Pl. 1:447 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Helen Coleman, Thursday 9 April 1998

Decumbent or ascending annual, herb, 0.05-0.2(-0.5) m high, flowers solitary, hypanthium without pigmented spots at base, petals 2-4 mm long. Fl. pink-purple, Sep to Dec or Jan. Peaty sand, sandy clay. Moist disturbed habitats.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Nullarbor, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Central band, Nullarbor Plain, Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern band, Carlisle, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee, Western Murchison.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Bruce Rock, Bunbury, Busselton, Cambridge, Canning, Chittering, Cockburn, Collie, Coolgardie, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Denmark, Dundas, Esperance, Gingin, Gosnells, Harvey, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kellerberrin, Kulin, Manjimup, Menzies, Murchison, Murray, Narrogin, Northampton, Pingelly, Plantagenet, South Perth, Stirling, Swan, Wanneroo, West Arthur, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn, York.