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Fringed loosestrife
Lysimachia ciliata

Yellow Swish

Nodding 1" yellow flowers with red-tinged centers are borne on long stalks from the upper leaf axils June-September, ovate leaves up to 6" long with fringed petioles, tolerates acid soil & seasonal flooding, good groundcover, spreads by rhizomes & seed. Flowers produce floral oil which is used by the bee Macropsis steironematis(a Lysimachia specialist) when it makes pollen balls to feed to its young, host plant for the Blurry Patched Nola Moth (Nola cilicoide).

Moist To Wet
Full Sun
1-2' Tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b

Native Range: Labrador through s. ON to WA, south to OR, NM, TX, & the FL panhandle

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 6 weeks

Fringed loosestrife Seed Packet $4.00
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