Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Lysimachia quadriflora Sims
narrow-leaved loosestrife, smooth 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'-2' tall, branched forb; short rhizomes|
|Flower: ||yellow with a rusty- red "eye", 5-parted, 1/2"-1" wide, stamens distinct; inflorescence a cluster at the ends of the stems and branches; blooms July-Aug.|
|Leaf:||linear, firm, gradually tapering to stalkless base, not dotted, edges mostly smooth|
|Habitat: ||moist to wet; prairies, meadows; in limy soil|