garden loosestrife, garden 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, to 40" tall forb; roots long, creeping on or near surface of ground
Leaves: whorled or opposite, lance-like, softly hairy beneath, dotted
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" wide, sepals with red edges, petals smooth; inflorescence clusters (raceme) both terminal and from the upper leaf axils
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACW- Invasive And Exotic Species of North America: Descriptions, management issues, warnings, photos, etc. WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos