Yellow Loosestrife

JLeekie (ISCBC)

Plant Bio

Common Name:Yellow Loosestrife
Family:Myrsinaceae
Genus:Lysimachia
Species:vulgaris
Classification/Rank:very invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• first treated in NWIPC area in 2013 in Mackenzie

Description

• Perennial herb; stems erect, solitary, simple or branched below, slightly if at all dotted with reddish or blackish spots, densely glandular-hairy, 60-150 cm tall.
• Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, dotted with reddish or blackish spots, 3-10 cm long.
• Inflorescence branched, younger flowers borne at the tips, leafy-bracted; corollas uniformly yellow, 8-11 (13) mm wide, 5-lobed, the lobes entire; styles deciduous; filaments fused at the bases; sterile stamens lacking.
• Capsules, breaking into valves at dispersal; seeds few.

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posted: November 7, 2018
2017 Annual Report from NWIPC is now online

NWIPC's Annual Report for 2017 was released at our AGM in Smithers in October 2018. Check it out here.

posted: November 3, 2018
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