OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia quadrifolia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 147-02-006:
Lysimachia quadrifolia   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Loosestrife


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image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lyqu2_001_lvd

        

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lyqu2_005_lvd

        

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm140420_482

April    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm140420_485

April    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm090510_026

May        

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm200525_5233

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm210523_0736

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_quadrifolia_2

May        

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_quadrifolia_3

May        

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

Steve Marlow    snm160531_023

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

A good opportunity to compare Whorled Coreopsis to Whorled Loosestrife!

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

Steve Marlow    snm160531_026

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Leaves in whorls of 3-7, usually 4-5, broadly to narrowly lanceolate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Indian Cucumberroot, Starry Campion, Whorled Coreopsis and Loosestrife

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

Steve Marlow    snm160531_027

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm0506o_24

June    Swain County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

Keith Bradley    kab_l_quadrifolia_9645

June    Henderson County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Flowers star-shaped, about 1/2" across, marked with red in the center, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm090726_037

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers borne on long slender stalks, one in the axil of each median leaf, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4574

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4575

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lysimachia quadrifolia, Whorled Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4589

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia quadrifolia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 147-02-006:
Lysimachia quadrifolia   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

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891

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Coastal Plain and GA Piedmont)

Habitat: A wide variety of forests and openings, including pine savannas of the outer Coastal Plain, ranging from moist to very dry, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 3-6

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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