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PlantFiles: Narrow-Leaved Loosestrife
Lysimachia quadriflora

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Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Lysimachia (ly-si-MAK-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: quadriflora (kwa-dri-FLOR-ah) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Equilibrium On Jan 28, 2006, Equilibrium wrote:

This plant is often found in bogs and marshes as well as growing as a marginal species at the edge of some lakes and ponds although it is not an aquatic. This is a wonderful native species that is a beneficial to wildlife.



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