Dotted Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata)


Also known as Spotted Loosestrife, this garden escape is an elegant, upright, perennial which grows to a height of over 120 cm favouring roadsides, waste ground and grassland as its habitat. From June to September, it bears clusters of five-petalled yellow flowers (15 – 20 mm) on short stalks in the axils of the stem leaves. The petals are fringed with dense glandular hairs. Unlike Yellow Loosestrife, the opposite, downy, ovate leaves are never black-dotted but have hairy margins.

Primrose Family,

17/9/14
Dog Mill Pond

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Comments

  1. What a lovely plant. I've never seen dotted loosestrife before, so will keep an eye out for it.

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  2. Thanks Tim, this plant can be found in the wild but most times it is a garden escape . It was growing round the mill pond so dose like damp conditions, most of the plants in this area have been brought in over time, but are now running wild.
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