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Connecticut Plants
Fringed Loosestrife
Lysimachia ciliata L.

This plant gets it name from its fringed or toothed petals and the fringe at the base of its leafstalks (see images below).

  • Family: colicwood (Myrsinaceae)
  • Habitat: swamps, shores, wet thickets
  • Height: 1-4 feet
  • Flower size: 1 inch across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: native
Lysimachia ciliata L.
Lysimachia ciliata L.
Lysimachia ciliata L.
Lysimachia ciliata L.

Fringed loosestrife gets its name from the fringe of hairs on each leaf stalk.