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Plant Details

Lysimachia quadrifolia

Whorled Loosestrife, Whorled Yellow loosestrife, Prairie Loosestrife

Scientific Name:

Lysimachia quadrifolia

Common Name:

Whorled Loosestrife, Whorled Yellow loosestrife, Prairie Loosestrife

Plant Family

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Habitat Description:

A wide variety of forests and openings, including pine savannas of the outer Coastal Plain, ranging from moist to very dry (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in the Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Blooming Plant

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Black Mountain, June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Blooms

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Black Mountain, June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Now this is a bit different!

Note the whorl of 6 leaves. The color was so odd that identification was a puzzle. Mark Rose, Triad Chapter member, identified Jean's plant:

It looks like a plant of whorled loosestrife that is in bud. Many times if the plant is in lots of light it will have the pinkish blush to the foliage. The blooms are a beautiful clear yellow. The botanical name is Lysimachia quadrifolia. Hope this helps! Mark

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near Burnsville
© Jean Woods

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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