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Yellow Loosestrife

Lysimachia vulgaris

Plant Data

Order:
Ericales
Family:
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Golden yellow cup-shaped flowers, 5 petals.
Fruit:
A shiny, globular capsule.
Leaves:
Evergreen. The light green, broadly linear, unstalked leaves are borne either in opposite pairs or in whorls of 3 or 4. Black or orange dotted. Hairy underneath.
Maximum Size:
150cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The young leaves are edible.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Common Loosestrife, Garden Loosestrife, Willow Herb, Willow Weed, Willow Wort.
Habitats:
Ditches, fens, grassland, marshes, riversides, waterside, woodland.