Plant ID forum: Wildflower found in Michigan

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Name: Alice
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Jul 10, 2017 11:57 PM CST
I found this flower around Manistee National Forest, Michigan. Specifically around the water ways. In swampy soil. I love it! I think if may be outside of my zone, bummer, but would love help identifying it!
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central Illinois
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Jul 11, 2017 12:49 AM CST
Perhaps a Gaura
(G. biennis)
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Jul 11, 2017 7:31 AM CST


Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Name: Alice
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Jul 11, 2017 9:42 AM CST
KentPfeiffer said:

Loosestrife seems to match. And according to Google it is an invasive species. Not gonna use that then! Thanks for the help both of you!

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