Photographer: Keir Morse
Lysimachia ciliata L.
Lysimachia: probably for Greek king Lysimachus or maybe from Greek lysis for "a release from" and mache for "fighting or strife"
ciliata: cilium for "small hairs;" fringed with hair
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 10"-50" tall forb; slender, long, creeping rhizomes|
|Flower: ||yellow with a rusty- red "eye", 5-parted, 1/3"-1" wide, stalked; sepal lobes with 3-5 parallel, reddish-brown veins; stamens distinct; solitary in the upper leaf axils; blooms June-July|
|Leaf:||not basal, opposite, not dotted, broad, with hairs along the entire stalk|
|Habitat: ||sun, shade; moist to wet; woods, streambanks|