Lythrum junceum

Creeping loosestrife                                                                                                 Λύθρο                                       

Lythraceae - loosestrife family                                                                                Dicot.


With its bright pink flowers, creeping loosestrife  (Lythrum junceum), grows in damp meadows in springtime often amongst the brilliant yellow buttercups, Ranunculus sardous. Both are particularly abundant following wet winters.  It is similar but more robust than the related Lythrum hyssopifolia, which also grows in damp sites on Skopelos.

15-25mm, 20-45cm,                                                JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Lythrum junceum
Creeping loosestrife

Lythrum from ancient Greek  lithron (λύθρον) meaning gore pertaining to colour of the flowers

junceum from Latin juncus meaning rush, as it grows in moist environment

Lythrum hyssopifolia