Photographer: Merel R. Black
Lysimachia lanceolata Walter
Lysimachia: probably for Greek king Lysimachus or maybe from Greek lysis for "a release from" and mache for "fighting or strife"
|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|