Etymology: Lysimachia: probably for Greek king Lysimachus or maybe from Greek lysis for "a release from" and mache for "fighting or strife"
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb; short, stout, freely-rooting rhizomes
Leaves: flat, not dotted, 1 1/2"-3" long by 1/3"-3/4" wide, green below, bases often rounded, stalk with hairs below the middle
Flowers: yellow with a rusty- red "eye", 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, stamens distinct; solitary in the leaf axils; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: wet; sloughs, woods, prairies
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 10, Wetland Indicator = OBL Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos