whorled loosestrife, whorled yellow loosestrife
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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = UPL* 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 Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: Rare Species Guide; description, conservation, photos, maps, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions