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Fringed Loosestrife
Lysimachia ciliata

Family: Primrose Family (Primulaceae), (Yellow Loosestrife Family (Myrsinaceae))

Group: Loosestrifes

Distinctive features: Fringes along petioles (leaf stalks). Yellow flowers.

Similar species:
  •   Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia)

  •   Prairie Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora)

Flowers: Summer;  Yellow;  5 parts (petals);  Yellow. Petals have pointed tips. Summer.

Habitat: Wet Areas;  Wet areas.

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 266    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 140    ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 344   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: ciliata: fringed with hair

Photographs: 74 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

The whole plants. The plants in this photo have a mixture of open flowers and buds.

Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

Another plant. Note how the flowers are somewhat nodding.

Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)


Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

Closeup of the yellow flowers. Note the petals are pointed at the end.

Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

This is the view one usually gets of the flowers - the backside, as they point somewhat downward.

Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

This photo shows the fringes that give this plant its name.

Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

Seed pods.

Range map for Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)