Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lysimachia quadrifolia L. image
Photographer: Arthur Meeks           

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Caroline A. Creevey

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll
Family Primulaceae
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"
quadrifolia: four-leaved
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Status: Native
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
(Glossary)

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