Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2009

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows & swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, subopposite, or rarely alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a terminal raceme, flowers borne in axils of small linear bracts

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lysimachia terrestris   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia terrestris   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-007:
Lysimachia terrestris   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Candles, Bog-candles, Bog Loosestrife


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image of Lysimachia terrestris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lyte2_001_lvd

        

image of Lysimachia terrestris

JK Marlow    jkm0507f_23

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Flwrs in terminal raceme, all subtended by linear bracts smaller than stem lvs, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lysimachia terrestris

JK Marlow    jkm0507f_32

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

image of Lysimachia terrestris

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_08

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

image of Lysimachia terrestris

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_08b

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Leaves glabrous & tapered to both ends, margins revolute (often only slightly), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lysimachia terrestris

JK Marlow    jkm070702_095

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area