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Garden Yellow Loosestrife

Lysimachia vulgaris

Plant Description

Perennial upright plant 3-6+ feet tall with 5-petalled yellow primrose-like flower clusters at top of plant and in upper leaf axils. Lance-shaped, softly hairy leaves are opposite or whorled.

Plant Details

Life Forms
ODA Listing
Soil and Moisture Conditions
Suggested Actions
Shade Preference
Mature Height 3-6'
Distribution Limited distribution in Oregon and Washington
Control If you see this A-listed plant, report it to OregonInvasivesHotline.org or call 1-866-INVADER. Only hand pull or dig very small, new infestations. Cover populations with black plastic or heavy tarp, being sure to secure the edges.
Reproduction and Spread Spreads by rhizomes and seeds.
Introduced Garden loosestrife is native to northwestern China, Siberia, other parts of Asia, and Europe.
Look Alikes Garden loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata)
Impact Invades and forms dense stands in sensitive wetland and shoreline areas. Difficult to control because it spreads by rhizomes and seeds.
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