• Purple loosestrife came
• Purple loosetifipe came
to Canada in the 1800’s
from Eurasia settlers
• purple loosetifipe can
outgrow cattails ,sedges
,rushes and other native
How it arrived in Canada
• Europeans brought it over cause they
thought it was a pretty plant.
• people keep growing it cause of it beauty
and by beekeepers as a nectar plant.
Why is it a threat
• It spread easily by wind or water and it
harms species such as butterfly and rare
amphibians because it takes up space that
they live in.