loosestrife definition

  • noun:
    • some of different flowers associated with genus Lysimachia, having typically yellow flowers.
    • some of numerous plants of genus Lythrum, having purple or white flowers.
    • any of a few flowering flowers of two different genera, Lythrum (purple loosestrife) or Lysimachia (yellow loosestrife)
    • The name of a few species of plants associated with the genus Lysimachia, having small star-shaped flowers, typically of a yellow shade.
    • Any species of the genus Lythrum, having purple, or, in some types, crimson plants.
    • In botany, the English preferred title of several types of plants, mainly of the genera Lysimachia and Lythrum.
    • any one of many natural herbs and subshrubs regarding the genus Lythrum
    • any one of numerous herbs and subshrubs associated with the genus Lysimachia

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