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Caught in the Moment
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Caught in the Moment

“Purple loosestrife is outlawed in many places, especially along waterways, due to its aggressive nature,” says James. “If you’re not going to wage war on it, you might as well enjoy its magenta blooms in July. It hits 4 to 5 feet tall and spreads like wildfire.”

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