Purple loosestrife

Purple loosestrife

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Caption: Purple loosestrife. Field of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in flower. This plant has been used for centuries in herbal medicine. The flowering tops are used to treat intestinal infections, particularly enteritis. As well as this, its leaves are used to make compresses for treating wounds. Photographed in Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts, USA.

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Keywords: botany, flower, herbal, herbal medicine, intestinal infection, loosestrife, lythrum salicaria, massachusetts, medicinal plant, nature, plant, plants, purple, purple loosestrife, wild flowers, worst invasive alien species

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