Definition of Spiked loosestrife

1. Noun. Marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers; originally of Europe but now rampant in eastern United States.

Exact synonyms: Lythrum Salicaria, Purple Loosestrife
Group relationships: Genus Lythrum, Lythrum
Generic synonyms: Loosestrife



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiked Loosestrife

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spike mike
spike moss
spike mosses
spike oil
spike out
spike potential
spike rush
spike someone's guns
spike strip
spike strips
spike suppressor
spike train
spikebill
spiked
spiked loosestrife (current term)
spikefish
spikeless
spikelet
spikelets
spikelike
spikemoss
spikemosses
spikenard
spikenards
spikeproof
spiker
spikeries
spikers
spikery

Literary usage of Spiked loosestrife

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1. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1910)
"In June and July the Spiked-Loosestrife produces an abundance of small, brown-marked, yellow blossoms in a terminal, ..."

2. A Historic and Present Day Guide to Old Deerfield by Emma Lewis Coleman (1907)
"Common Speedwell Thyme-leaved Speedwell Indian Tobacco Common Sorrel Wood Sorrel Ladies' Sorrel Mallow (cheeses) Loosestrife spiked loosestrife Purple ..."

3. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1890)
"L. SALICARIA, L. (spiked loosestrife.) Introduced here. Railway bank. Found along the line of the Canada Atlantic Railway, a quarter of a mile from the ..."

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