Lythraceae lythrum salicaria L. or Purple Loosestrife, is a beautiful but highly invasive weed that is native to Europe. It was first found establishing itself in Massachusetts in 1831. It has since spread to every corner of the United States. This print depicts a specimen from NYBG's William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, collected by W. D. Longbottom. Print measures 13"x19".
Containing more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world.