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Lysimachia ciliata

Fringed Loosestrife

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Delicate yellow flowers bloom from stem tips, June-August.

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The summer blooming flowers are a bright yellow, often with a red center. Whorls of leaves provide rich texture to the foliage. Fringed Loosestrife grows in sun, partial shade or shade. It prefers moist, rich soil.  It’s native habitats include moist to wet areas of deciduous woodlands, wet fields, and stream banks. This beautiful New Jersey native will make a stunning addition to your native garden, stream side, or woodland.

Wildlife Value: the Melittid Bee (Macropis steironematis) collects the floral oil and pollen for its larvae. In addition, the Halictid Bee (Lasioglossum versatus) has been observed collecting pollen from the flowers.

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Flower, Perennial

New Jersey Native: Yes

Deer Resistance: Some

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators

Salt Tolerance: Unknown

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: All Regions in NJ

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Organic, Sandy, Clay

Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet

Soil pH: Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Partial Shade

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet

Drought Tolerance: Low

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 2 - 3 ft

Spread: 2 - 3 ft

Growth Rate: Medium