Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in hardwood forests, forest edges and roadbanks, thin soils around rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 3-5 (or opposite)

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate to slightly campanulate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a leafy terminal panicle

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 fraseri   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia fraseri   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-005:
Lysimachia fraseri   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fraser's Loosestrife


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image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150621_373

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

Leaves whorled to opposite distally, lanceolate to elliptic or oblanceolate, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150621_374

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150621_377

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150621_380

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

Inflorescence a terminal panicle subtended by bracts much smallr than stem lvs, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150621_392

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

Corolla lobe margins entire, apex acute to obtuse; filaments connate, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150822_826

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Calyx not streaked, 4-6mm, lobes lanceolate, margins darkly thickened, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150822_829

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves have a narrow translucent red border best observed with a 10x lens, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150822_830

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm150822_831

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Capsules 3-5mm, not punctate, glabrous, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

Sam Pratt    sbp_3404

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

Sam Pratt    sbp_3409

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Lysimachia fraseri, Fraser's Loosestrife

Sam Pratt    sbp_3412

September    Spartanburg County    SC