Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Lysimachia punctata L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Family Primulaceae
Lysimachia punctata L.
garden loosestrife, large yellow loosestrife, spotted loosestrife
Lysimachia: probably for Greek king Lysimachus or maybe from Greek lysis for "a release from" and mache for "fighting or strife"
punctata: Latin meaning generally "dotted"
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Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, to 3' tall forb, rarely branched, hairy; roots long, creeping on or near the surface of the ground
Flower: 5-parted, 1"-1 1/4" wide, stalks 1/3"-3/4" long; solitary from the leaf whorl's axils
Leaf:usually in whorls of 3 or 4, occasionally only opposite, lance-like, dotted

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Flora of North America (off site)
Lysimachia punctata L. var. verticillata (M.Bieb.) Klatt
Lysimachia verticillata M.Bieb.

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