Photographer: Kitty Kohout
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"
|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|