Lysimachia vulgaris garden loosestrife Primulaceae LYVU*; R (DeCandido 2001);



Lysimachia (Accessed 4/2014).

Lysimachia vulgaris is a perennial C3 herb (Pooter et al. 1990), to 1 m tall, colonial from rhizomes 40-80 cm long, stems softly sticky-hairy. 

Leaves opposite or whorled, 7-12 cm long, surface sprinkled with tiny dots, softly hairy below, lance-shaped, to 13 x4 cm, tip long-pointed, softly-hairy below. 

Flowers yellow, to 2.5 cm wide, regular, petal lobes 0.8-1.2 cm long, calyx lobes 0.3-0.5 cm long, margins dark red; inflorescence of terminal and upper axillary racemes; blooms June-Sept.. 

Fruit dry, a capsule. 

Wetland status: FAC+. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Eurasia. 

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation. 

Notes: Listed as a noxious weed in CT and WA.