Whorled Loosestrife

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Whorled Loosestrife In Bloom

Hawk Mountain Stewardship captured this photo of a Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia) blooming in the forest. This unique plant is very distinctive; approximately 3 feet tall with multiple sets of three to six leaves that grow in a star shape around the stalk. The five petaled yellow flowers are positioned on individual stems that emerge from the base of the stalk where the leaf connects. It is native to fields and forests of eastern North America.

Photo by Todd Bauman.