Lysimachia quadrifolia L.  
Family: Primulaceae
whorled loosestrife, whorled yellow loosestrife
Lysimachia quadrifolia image
Arthur Meeks  
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, 1'-3' tall forb; stems smooth, rarely branched; roots long, creeping on or near the surface of the ground
Leaves: whorls of 3-7, dotted, hairy beneath
Flowers: yellow with a rusty- red "eye" and dark lines, 5-parted, 3/8"-2/3" wide; solitary from the leaf axils on long spreading stalks; blooms June-July
Habitat: dry to moist; open woods, forests
Conservation Status: Native
Lysimachia quadrifolia image
Merel R. Black  
Lysimachia quadrifolia image
Christopher Noll  
Lysimachia quadrifolia image
Botanical Illustration  
Lysimachia quadrifolia image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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