Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Dotted Loosestrife at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 8 (2009)
Spotted Loosestrife, Dotted Loosestrife, Large Loosestrife
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Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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Rhizomes slender to thickened
Inflorescences axillary, either solitary flowers or verticils
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