Plant ID forum: Peculiar, Missouri in a landscaping

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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Jun 20, 2016 2:25 PM CST
No particular aroma
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kitt
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Jun 20, 2016 10:33 PM CST
Purple loosestrife?
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 20, 2016 10:37 PM CST
appears to be a purple loosestrife of some kind. I grow some in my yard and it is a little brighter color than this one in your photo. It is a small woody shrub type plant, it will almost always grow from the ground up for me ea spring, it doesn't re-leaf on last years wood. I cut mine off about 6 inches tall in early spring, like feb or march.
It doesn't need a lot of water but does better with some, it is a bumble bee magnet for me. I have not noticed a fragrance, don't think it is.

Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jun 21, 2016 5:50 AM CST
Isn't loosestrife invasive?
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 21, 2016 7:20 AM CST
I think it depends on the kind. But yes there is some that is very invasive, especially near waterways. The one I have in my yard has never seeded anywhere that I have found. It is my understanding that it is allowed in private gardens. I am assuming mine is some sort of sterile variety.
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Jun 27, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Tanx Frilly lilly, I remember a diff color on the loosestrife I have seen, so didn't wish to guess. Farther north like Jersey it goes crazy, south, is a diff type I guess...
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