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Purple Loosestrife - 163rd St., S. of Theriault Rd

Date First Found
Location First Found
Purple Loosestrife was found on 163rd St in Jim Falls, WI 54748, along the section between Harvey Ave. and Theriault Road. The ditches on both sides of the road are dominated by PL.
Latitude and Longitude
45.092699, -91.335131

Purple Loosestrife

About Purple Loosestrife

Purple loosestrife is native to Europe and Asia. After being introduced to North America, it managed to escape the specialized insects and diseases that keep it in check in its native lands. Free from these natural controls, purple loosestrife gained a competitive edge over our native wetland plants. This advantage, along with prolific seed production and a large, hardy growth, has allowed purple loosestrife to invade many of our wetlands to the near total exclusion of most other vegetation;; it literally shades everything else out.