Family: Primulaceae

Scientific Name: Lysimachia punctata

Common Name: Yellow Loosestrife, Circle Flower

DescriptionA spreading hardy perennial with yellow flowers clustered in the leaf axis.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone4-8
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny, partial, needs to be in moist sited in the hot sun
Moistureaverage, moist
Soil & Siteaverage, moist
Temperaturegrows better in the cooler hardiness zones
Flowers3/4 inch yellow, clustered in the leaf axis
Leaveswhorled in groups of four
Dimensions18-30 inches tall, spreading
Maintenancein moist sites will spread with abandon
Propagationeasy by division
Native SiteEurope, Western Asia
Misc FactsBecause of its invasive nature, especially in moist areas it is often refered to as the "Ditch Witch" (#04)
Author's NotesIn hotter drier the sites, this plant will struggle, in moist sunny sites they spread rapidly.
Notes & Reference#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage), #40-Herbaceous Ornamental Plants (Steven Stills)
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