Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3897

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in disturbed bottomlands, marshes, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorled, opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow with reddish-brown centers
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens
Flowers in terminal or axillary panicles

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lysimachia vulgaris   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia vulgaris   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Garden Loosestrife


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image of Lysimachia vulgaris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lyvu_001_lvd

        

image of Lysimachia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm080726_067

July    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

image of Lysimachia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm080726_073

July    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

Flowers in terminal or axillary panicles, corollas without dark markings, per Vascular Flora of Illinois, 4th ed (Robert Mohlenbrock).

image of Lysimachia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm120815_921

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

image of Lysimachia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm150827_932

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

Stem leaves whorled (but juvenile plants have opposite leaves or a mixture), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lysimachia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm150827_933

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

image of Lysimachia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm150827_935

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

image of Lysimachia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm150827_935b

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

Calyx lobes with longitudinal maroon resin canals along margins, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm150827_938

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

Capsules (somewhat reddened distally), 3.5-6mm, not punctate, glabrous, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm150827_941

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

image of Lysimachia vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm150827_943

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

Stems pubescent (sometimes obscurely stipitate-glandular), per Flora of North America.