Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Tracheophyta > Class: Magnoliopsida > Order: Myrtales > Family: Lythraceae > Genus: Lythrum > Species: Lythrum flexuosum

Lythrum flexuosum Lag.

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 17 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 1598


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000017 Spain Cuenca de Gallocanta Map
ES0000068 Spain Embalse de Orellana y Sierra de Pela Map
ES0000161 Spain Laguna de El Hito Map
ES0000393 Spain Azud de Badajoz Map
ES4250010 Spain Humedales de La Mancha Map
ES4310059 Spain Río Gevora Bajo Map
ES4120071 Spain Riberas del Río Arlanza y afluentes Map
ES4160106 Spain Lagunas de Cantalejo Map
ES4160109 Spain Sierra de Guadarrama Map
ES4310061 Spain Laguna temporal de Murtales Map
ES3110006 Spain Vegas, cuestas y páramos del sureste de Madrid Map
ES4180147 Spain Humedales de Los Arenales Map
ES4310027 Spain Río Guadiana Internacional Map
ES4180124 Spain Salgüeros de Aldeamayor Map
ES4220005 Spain Lagunas volcánicas del Campo de Calatrava Map
ES4160062 Spain Lagunas de Coca y Olmedo Map
ES2430043 Spain Laguna de Gallocanta Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Lythrum pendulinum Pau, 1908

Other resources

GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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