Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Glengarriff, Co.Cork

Yellow Loosestrife
Lysimachia vulgaris
Breallán léana
Family: Primulaceae

Flowering time: July-August. Perennial. Native.

Leafy panicles of yellow flowers, Narrow-triangular sepals.
Pointed oval-lanceolate leaves, 3-4 in whorls, sometimes alternate.
Stalkless or short-stalked. Semi-evergreen. Height: 60-120cm.

Marshes and damp ground, especially near ponds and rivers.

Similar: Dotted Loosestrife, L. punctata

Photographs above: County Limerick. August 2008

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