Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Lysimachia lanceolata Walter image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel
Family Primulaceae
Lysimachia lanceolata Walter
lance-leaved loosestrife
Lysimachia: probably for Greek king Lysimachus or maybe from Greek lysis for "a release from" and mache for "fighting or strife"
lanceolata: lance-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3"-24" tall forb; roots long, slender, creeping on or near the surface of the ground
Flower: yellow with a rusty-red "eye", 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" wide; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms June-July
Leaf:lower stem leaves oval and stalked; main leaves 6" long by 1/2" wide, often folded along the middle, paler beneath, not dotted, tapering to the stalk
Habitat: moist to wet; woods, prairies

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All Lysimachia list Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Lysimachia angustifolia Lam.
Lysimachia lanceolata Walter subsp. lanceolata
Lysimachia lanceolata Walter var. angustifolia (Lam.) A.Gray
Steironema heterophyllum (Michx.) Raf.
Steironema lanceolatum (Walter) A.Gray

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