Photographer: Arthur Meeks
Lysimachia quadrifolia L.
whorled loosestrife, whorled yellow 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, 1'-3' tall forb; stems smooth, rarely branched; roots long, creeping on or near the surface of the ground|
|Flower: ||yellow with a rusty- red "eye" and dark lines, 5-parted, 3/8"-2/3" wide; solitary from the leaf axils on long spreading stalks; blooms June-July|
|Leaf:||whorls of 3-7, dotted, hairy beneath|
|Habitat: ||dry to moist; open woods, forests|