Garden loosestrife

(Lysimachia vulgaris)

  • 3 - 4' tall
  • Blooms July to September
  • Flowers 1/2 - 3/4" wide, 5-petaled, 5 sepals with dark red edges, clustered at the end of stems
  • Seeds in round capsules, may remain viable for 20 years
  • Leaves opposite or whorled, 2 3/4 - 4 3/4" long and 1/2 - 1 1/2" wide, softly hairy beneath with small black to orange glands
  • Stems erect, slightly hairy, may be flattened

Known Distribution


There are few occurrences of this species documented in Colorado. View the knownNorth American Distribution Map.
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