Decodon verticillatus - Swamp Loosestrife
Aggressive growing with arching, leafy, 3-8' long stems, this plant thrives in wet, water edge locations and sports clusters of showy, bell-shaped, deep-pink/purple flowers in July and August. Long lasting bloom attracts native pollinators and foliage lights up in fall with shades of red and orange.
- Ideal for rain gardens and waterside planting.
- Great summer nectar source for native pollinators
- Tolerates and thrives in shady locations
- Arching stems create unique landscape form
- Superb fall foliage color
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
The numerous arching stems of this plant can create substantial patches along the borders of lakes and slow-moving streams or on buoyant bog mats.
Characterized by its quick expansion, this plant engages in clonal reproduction when its stem tips make contact with moist ground or water, facilitating its rapid spread.
This perennial with showy deep pink flowers, blooms during late summer. Thrives in wet soil and full shade