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Lysimschia ciliata

Common Name(s):
Fringed loosestrife
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Wildlife Value:  Members of the genus Lysimachia support the following specialized beesMacropis (Macropis) ciliataMacropis (Macropis) patellataand Macropis (Macropis) steironematis.

Season:
Summer
Height:
1-4 ft.
Foliage:
2-6 in. narrow, egg-shaped opposite leaves on fringed, slender leaf stalk
Flower:
Lightly fringed, slightly toothed five-petal yellow flowers that face downward; does not occur in whorls
Site:
Dry or wet open woods and clearing, swamps, wet thickets
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2652

Lysimschia ciliata Lysimschia ciliata