Lysimachia ciliata (Fringed Loosestrife) - photos and description

Lysimachia ciliata
15 cm ruler for scale

Lysimachia ciliata

Lysimachia ciliata

Lysimachia ciliata

General: Perennial plants with an upright growth habit, and with simple stems having pairs of opposite leaves. Stems glabrous.

Flowers: Flowers solitary in apical (topmost) leaf axils. Bright yellow in colour, we measured a flower at 25 mm in diameter. Flowers in July.

Leaves: Opposite, oblanceolate, ciliate, we measured a leaf blade at 7.5 cm long and 3 cm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 100 cm. We measured plants to 48 cm tall.

Habitat: Moist woods, and marshes.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: The above photos were taken July 1st in a marsh near Hudson Bay, about 400 km northeast of Regina, SK, July 31st in aspen woods, near MacLean, about 50 km east of our home in Regina, SK, and Aug 3 in the Cypress Hills, 400 km southwest  of our home in Regina, SK.