Looks a lot like Yellow Loosestrife, but ...

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  1. ponderoni

    ponderoni Active Member

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    ... the leaf pattern is different.

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    What is it?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Still a Lysimachia.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @ponderoni, good afternoon, when I saw the photos I would have said Lysimachia vulgaris Yellow loosestrife.
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Maybe its close relative Lysimachia punctata - can you get some detailed close-ups of the flowers and sepals, please?
     
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    I will try to get some better quality pics in the next day or two.
    In the meantime, the flowers are in a cluster at the top of the stem.

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    No flowers along the stem.

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @ponderoni, IMO after viewing these photos, it is still Lysimachia vulgaris.
     
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    Lysimachia vulgaris


    Just wanted to upload these better quality photos.

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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    By process of elimination, this does not look like any Lysimachia punctata I have ever encountered and definitely not L. nummuleria so . . . L. vulgaris looks like a good bet. Not very scientific though, I have to admit.

    Lysimachia punctata has more red at the centre than what we see in @ponderoni's photos.
     

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    Thank you one and all for your input.
    This site is a true treasure.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks! Yes, L. vulgaris it is.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @ponderoni, nice reply. Got there in the end for Lysimachia vulgaris.
     

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