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Lysimachia punctata

Common Name(s):
Yellow loosestrife
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Yellow loosestrife may become weedy, and is seen growing along ditches in northern areas. The leaves are whorled and attractive on the upright plants, and the yellow flowers in the axils of the leaves are bright and striking.

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

Season:
summer
Height:
18-30 in.
Flower Color:
yellow
Hardiness:
4-8
Propagation:
cuttings, seed
Exposure:
full sun
Soil:
moist soils
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Europe, Western Asia
Tags:
sun, summer, specialized bees, bees, yellow, nectar, pollinator, perennial, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 745

Lysimachia punctata Lysimachia punctata
Lysimachia punctata Lysimachia punctata naturalized
Nordhage, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Lysimachia punctata Lysimachia punctata bloom detail
Brenda Dobbs, CC BY-NC-2.0