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Water Loosestrife - Lysimachia thyrsiflora

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Stems ascending, rooting at lower nodes, 20–70 cm. Leaves sessile, smaller below, narrowly lanceolate, 4–10 cm long, glandular-punctate. Flowers short-pedicillate in spike-like, bracteate, ellipsoid racemes, paired at leaf nodes on stalks 2–3 cm long; calyx 2–4 mm long, glandular; corolla campanulate, 4–7 mm long, the lobes linear, purple dotted. Capsule 2–3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Widespread in boreal and temperate Northern Hemisphere.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 5

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Water Loosestrife — Lysimachia thyrsiflora.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from