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Exploring Purple Loosestrife

This very alluring native plant is recognisable by most each summer as it makes itself known along roadsides in the ditches, by streams and in wetlands across Ireland. It’s our native Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Here at Ivywood it’s found in abundance especially growing around our little lake.

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Agrimony - for removing the mask!

This is a plant I love to see in flower in the garden with its delicate slim stems that reach up from a base of feathery green foliage and end in a cluster of tiny yellow flowers which each blossom for only three days!  There are times I am very attracted to this plants energy and couldn’t be without this plant teacher.

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