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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 21st August, 2017)

Purple Loosestrife

Purple  Loosestrife
Worthington Lake.

Photo: David White  (Nikon E4300)
Views: 2,863

Comment by: Ellen on 21st August 2017 at 00:12

what an interesting picture of a relatively common plant! I love the contrasting textures of flowers,stones and the soft ripples in the water.
Thank you David.

Comment by: Maureen on 21st August 2017 at 08:14

An invader of a plant,but looks so pretty against the light coloured background..a nice photo David..thank you.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 21st August 2017 at 10:38

A different type of photo and quite artistic.

Good one, David.

Comment by: Mick on 21st August 2017 at 11:40

There was a big patch of Purple Loosestrife just to the left on yesterdays PAD if only had known I would have tried to focus on that instead of the boat

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 21st August 2017 at 11:44

Nice colourful pic. This is a native plant not an invader.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st August 2017 at 12:58

A pretty splash of colour against the stones and. water.

Comment by: Maureen on 21st August 2017 at 15:22

Apologies..Oy,you're correct.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 21st August 2017 at 17:44


You may be thinking of Himalayan Balsom, a very similar plant which is definitely invasive and which my colleagues and I have been 'Bashing' quite liberally on the upper reaches of the Lancaster Canal recently.

Comment by: Dave on 21st August 2017 at 20:11

According to the internet . Purple Loosestrife is perfect for the Uk/ Europe gardens but is described as 'vigorous'. Outside of Europe it is described as an invasive menace. So there you go.

Comment by: Maureen on 21st August 2017 at 20:42

Hello Fred,no..I know what Himalayan Balsam is..it grows all along hedgerows and spits it's seeds out t row again..sometimes to the other side of the road...you've got your work cut out too Fred one of the cottages at White Coppice had it growing all over the front of the cottage,she thought it was just a pretty flower..which it is really..when I told her what it really was she was horrified and couldn't wait to get rid of it..it stops all the wild flowers growing in their natural habitat..and so stops the wildlife bees etc from doing their work...don't I go on Fred.lol

Comment by: Maureen, on 21st August 2017 at 20:58

Dave,that must have been the article that I read.

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