Purple Beauty

Jim Kirchner posted a photo: Purple Loosestife (Lythrum salicaria) is a showy, alien species taking over native habitat, particularly in moist places, such as roadside ditches. Look at this in enlarged view to see the detail. See previous photo for a more-distant view. There is also a green wasp visiting the flower (probably a Chalcid wasp, sp ?). K3I30759 c.

Purple Beauty

Ji

Purple Loosestife (Lythrum salicaria) is a showy, alien species taking over native habitat, particularly in moist places, such as roadside ditches. Look at this in enlarged view to see the detail. See previous photo for a more-distant view. There is also a green wasp visiting the flower (probably a Chalcid wasp, sp ?).
K3I30759 c.