Lysimachia quadrifolia
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Lysimachia quadrifolia

whorled yellow loosestrife
prairie loosestrife

  family primulaceae 
  genus lysimachia 

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Genus  Lysimachia Species  quadrifolia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  whorled yellow loosestrife   prairie loosestrife Family  PRIMULACEAE Specimen number  S11853 Data source  HtZn p138
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Organic Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Lysimachia quadrifolia can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Whorled yellow loosestrife (also known as prairie loosestrife) needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in organic soils. This species does best in full sun to partial shade. It usually does best in moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Division Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Lysimachia quadrifolia can be achieved by division.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Lysimachia quadrifolia is a perennial. Leaves: Whorled yellow loosestrife (locally known in some parts as prairie loosestrife) has narrow stiff leaves. Flowers: This plant has whorls of tiny flowers marked with red. The flowers are usually a yellow color, with an accent in red.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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