Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lysimachia terrestris (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski
Family Primulaceae
Lysimachia terrestris (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
bulbil loosestrife, swamp-candles, swamp loosestrife
Lysimachia: probably for Greek king Lysimachus or maybe from Greek lysis for "a release from" and mache for "fighting or strife"
terrestris: in Latin means "on land"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 16"-32" tall forb; stems smooth, often branched; roots long, creeping on or near the surface of the ground
Flower: yellow with a rusty- red "eye" and marked with dark lines, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide; inflorescence usually one 4"-12", many-flowered, branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:elongated bulblets form in the leaf axils late in the season
Leaf:narrowly lance-like, opposite, dotted
Habitat: wet; bogs, shores, shallows
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Lysimachia stricta Aiton var. ovata E.L.Rand & Redfield
Lysimachia terrestris (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. var. ovata (E.L.Rand & Redfield) Fernald

         
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