Lysimachia ciliata (Fringed Loosestrife) - photos and description

15 cm ruler for scale




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 9th moist meadow 400 km northeast of Regina, 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.