Lythrum hyssopifolia L.
Lesser Loosestrife

Reference
Sp.Pl. 1:447 (1753)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

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.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 9 April 1998
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Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Nullarbor, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Carlisle, Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Nullarbor Plain, 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.