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Whorled Loosestrife

Lysimachia verticillaris

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Myrtales
Family:
Lythraceae (Purple Loosestrife)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, gardens, grassland, marshes, meadows, riverbanks, swamps, wasteland.

Flower:
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Yellow, 5 petals
 
Flowers have 5 yellow pointed petals. Petals are tinged orange towards their bases.
Fruit:
The fruit is a globular capsule.
Leaves:
A garden escape flower with oval pointed leaves, in whorls up the stems. Leaf junctions are pale purple.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen