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Aug 1, 2015 8:34 AM CST
|My neighbor across the street has a clump of this at the edge of his driveway that returns every year. We both admire it a lot.|
A couple of clumps are also in the field by his house. Another neighbor told us to watch out because it's invasive, but it hasn't spread at all.
It really is a sharp-looking plant. Curious to know what it is!
Aug 1, 2015 9:22 AM CST
Aug 1, 2015 10:17 AM CST
|Nooo! It does look to be loosestrife, and that apparently is one bad plant! Terribly invasive. It's a shame, but I'll have to tell my neighbor that the right thing to do would be to pull it and any others around. |
Aug 1, 2015 11:31 AM CST
|I have it in my garden and it has never spread. |
Aug 1, 2015 2:34 PM CST
|Yes, it is Loosestrife very pretty indeed! I think that it is more invasive in some places than others, depending on whether the conditions are right for it to spread. |
I don't grow it, but I know of people who have it and cut it back as soon as it goes to seed in order to keep it from spreading.
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