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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lysimachia vulgaris   FAMILY Primulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

        

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

Masclef, Atlas des plantes de France. 1891    wik_212_l_vulgaris_l

        

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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

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        

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

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia vulgaris   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

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3897

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in - - -

Habitat: 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:

 

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

 

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