narrow-leaved loosestrife, smooth loosestrife
[Lysimachia longifolia Pursh, more...]
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'-2' tall, branched forb; short rhizomes
Leaves: linear, firm, gradually tapering to stalkless base, not dotted, edges mostly smooth
Flowers: yellow with a rusty- red "eye", 5-parted, 1/2"-1" wide, stamens distinct; inflorescence a cluster at the ends of the stems and branches; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: moist to wet; prairies, meadows; in limy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9, 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 Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"