Lysimachia vulgaris
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Lysimachia vulgaris

yellow loosestrife

  family primulaceae 
  genus lysimachia 

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Genus  Lysimachia Species  vulgaris Variety  Cultivar  Common names  yellow loosestrife Family  PRIMULACEAE Specimen number  S6659 Data source  MedPl p229;Frgnt p345
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The leaves of Lysimachia vulgaris have a mildly rank smelling aroma.
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  astringent   antidiarrheal   antidysenteric   hemostatic   expectorant Medicinal parts  Aerial parts Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Lysimachia vulgaris has herbal applications as an astringent, as an antidiarrheal, as an antidysenteric and as a hemostatic. See the medicinal properties section for even more traditional herbal uses. Traditional medicinal remedies are made from the aerial parts.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  peculiar odor keeps flies away Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Rank Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various 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  Lysimachia vulgaris is a native plant in the natural environment.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Blossoms appear in June and continue through August.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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