Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Primulaceae
Lysimachia quadrifolia (Whorled Loosestrife)
Flower coloryellow
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementwhorled
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginsentire
Leaf/leaflet shapelanceolate
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesJune - July
HabitatRocky, open woods
LocalityThroughout
DescriptionThis is a slender plant with several whorls of 4 - 6 sessile leaves. The yellowish flowers, produced in the axils of the leaves, have long stalks and pointed petals with a reddish center.
Habit photoKBS
Flower photoKBS