Yellow Loosestrife - Lysimachia vulgaris flowers, click for a larger image
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Yellow Loosestrife - Lysimachia vulgaris habit, click for a larger image

Yellow Loosestrife - Lysimachia vulgaris

Hairy perennial of damp ground usually found beside rivers, in fens and damp woodlands, growing to 160cm from creeping rhizomes.  Common except in the far North.  Upright leafy stems carrying three to four narrow oval light green leaves in whorls or occasionally as opposing pairs.  Clusters of yellow flowers whose petals can occasionally have red borders appear from June to August.

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