Lysimachia ciliata, Fringed Loosestrife

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Fringed Loosestrife can be found where woods meets a wetland -it likes dappled shade or part sun and moist soil. Those familiar with the the maroon-leaved sport, sometimes seen as the cultivar "Firecracker," will know Loosestrife as a rhizomatic spreading plant, some say aggressively so (no more than any perennial mint), in a conventional garden setting. Place this species with other wetland edge plants near a wetland, as opposed to a moist spot in the home garden, and the competition will play its role in keeping it in check.

Blooms: yellow, July into August

Height: 2 to 3 feet

Conditions: part shade to dappled shade, moist to -moist-medium