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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lysimachia clethroides   FAMILY Primulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia clethroides   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Gooseneck Loosestrife


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image of Lysimachia clethroides, Gooseneck Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm080705_105

July    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

Leaf blades broadly elliptic, broadly lanceolate, or broadly ovate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lysimachia clethroides, Gooseneck Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm080705_110

July    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

White flowers in a dense terminal raceme (often with a secund tip), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lysimachia clethroides, Gooseneck Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm180907_4626

September    Buncombe County    NC

In cultivation

Flowers closely spaced, touching, the inflorescence thus appearing cylindrical, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lysimachia clethroides, Gooseneck Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm180907_4628

September    Buncombe County    NC

In cultivation

Leaves alternate, which is unusual for Lysimachia found in the Southeast.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia clethroides   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

Find by scientific name:

2708

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Japan

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, cultivated & rarely persistent or escaped

Habitat: Roadsides (cultivated and rarely persistent or escaped), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed campanulate to campanulate-rotate corolla
5 stamens, united at base
Superior ovary

Flowers in a dense terminal raceme, generally drooping at the tip

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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