Lythrum alatum, Winged Loostrife

Historical Uses:

The Cherokee Nation was reported to take infusions of L. alatum for issues related to the kidneys.


The stunning and understated L. alatum is excellent for prairie restoration or gardens. Butterflies, long-tongued bees, and hummingbirds often visit this wildflower.

  • Listing ID: 3879
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 3-4
  • Stratification: 60 days cold moist stratification required, light required for germination
  • Bloom Time: July-September
  • Family: Lythraceae (Loostrife)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Prefers full sun
  • Latin Name: Lythrum alatum
  • Common Name: Winged Loostrife
  • Eco-Region: 251