Fringed loosestrife


Lysimachia ciliata
Primulaceae


Yellow Swish

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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 inch long with fringed petioles, tolerates acid soil and seasonal flooding, good groundcover, spreads by rhizomes and 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 foot Tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b
Perennial

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

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 6 weeks

Fringed loosestrife 3.5 inch pot $9.25

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