Photographer: David Seils
Lysimachia hybrida Michx.
lowland yellow loosestrife, Mississippi-valley loosestrife, river loosestrife
Lysimachia: probably for Greek king Lysimachus or maybe from Greek lysis for "a release from" and mache for "fighting or strife"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb; short, stout, freely-rooting rhizomes|
|Flower: ||yellow with a rusty- red "eye", 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, stamens distinct; solitary in the leaf axils; blooms July-Aug.|
|Leaf:||flat, not dotted, 1 1/2"-3" long by 1/3"-3/4" wide, green below, bases often rounded, stalk with hairs below the middle|
|Habitat: ||wet; sloughs, woods, prairies|