Lythrum salicaria
Lythrum salicaria
(purple loosestrife)
Plants
Exotic

Impact ID3479
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionMarsh wren and red-winged blackbird abundances were negatively correlated with Lythrum salicaria density in wetlands of eastern Massachusetts, while swamp sparrow abundance was positively correlated with Lythrum salicaria density. Song sparrow abundance was positively correlated with Lythrum salicaria density when the Lythrum stands did not cover a large proportion of the area, and Virginia rail abundance was positively correlated with Lythrum salicaria density plus open water.
Reference33993
Great Lakes RegionNo
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