Testing biological controls on Purple Loosestrife

Research students conduct purple loosestrife research

Can a species of beetle help control this invasive flowering plant?DescriptionPurple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, may look pretty, but it is a serious invasive species in Wisconsin, Minnesota and throughout North America. It takes over wetlands and destroys habitat for many native plant and animal species. Wetlands in the Lake Superior Reserve, like those in many places around North America, have … Read More