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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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorled, opposite or subopposite

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, forming dense stands

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

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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, Garden Loosestrife

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

        

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

Masclef, Atlas des plantes de France. 1891    wik_212_l_vulgaris_l

        

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:212_Lysimachia_vulgaris_L.jpg

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

Sturm, Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen    wik_l_vulgaris_sturm09058

        

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lysimachia_vulgaris_Sturm09058.jpg

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5447894

June        

Inflorescences panicles, terminal OR terminal and axillary in distal leaves, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5447899

June        

Leaves abaxially glabrescent; veins to 10+ pairs, veinlets prominent, per Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS).

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5447904

June        

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

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm080726_067

July    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

Its stolon-like rhizomes can run 33' (10m) long, per www.invasive.org.

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm080726_073

July    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

Rhizomatous perennial likely to be in wetland areas. Can form dense stands, per Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150827_932

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

Leaves whorled, opposite, or subopposite; apex acute to acuminate, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150827_935b

August    Haywood County    NC

In cultivation

Sepals have reddish-brown margins, per Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

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, Garden Loosestrife

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5447916

Month Unknown        

Stems and leaves are soft and hairy, per Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.

image of Lysimachia vulgaris, Garden Loosestrife

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5447919

Month Unknown