Monday, June 30, 2008

Garden Loosestrife

Lysimachia punctata

This plant is in gardens and also wild. It is not the same loosestrife as the invasive loosestrife we should be eradicating. When clicked, these photos will open, full size, in a new window.

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  1. I like this sequence. Good captures and beautiful colors.
    Saludos, Mariana C.

  2. In the Pacific Northwest, this yellow garden loosestrife is also a threat to wetland habitats. It has even been found out-competing the purple loosestrife. Responsible gardeners should remove this plant from their gardens, even though it is very pretty.

  3. Beautiful pictures! Just to clarify, there is a closely related species also called garden loosestrife and also with yellow flowers that is a noxious weed in Washington State. Its latin name is Lysimachia vulgaris and it is very invasive and difficult to control. It has invaded the shorelines and wetlands around Lake Sammamish, Lake Washington and more recently the Snoqualmie River basin. And it is true that it outcompetes purple loosestrife and other invasive species as well as native wetland plants. It is often confused with Lysimachia punctata seen in these pictures but has flowers clustered near the top, not in each leaf axil. For more information and pictures see


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