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Gooseneck Loosestrife With Hummingbird

DiOhio

By Diohio


Gooseneck Loosestrife With Hummingbird (Lysimachia clethroides (Lysimachia))

Gooseneck Loosestrife is, I'm sure, cussed by many people because of its invasiveness. Yes, it is very invasive but it pulls out easily and transplants well. I started with it in my front flowerbed and when it starts to crowd out neighboring flowers I simply pull it up and transplant it to the back yard where I hope it takes over enough so I won't have to mow ! I love it. The hummers and butterflies adore it as well.



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Great photo! I like the loosestrife too, even the terrible purple invader...

4 Jul, 2008

 

Thanks ! I will admit I have 5 different kinds of loosestrife here and not one has made me hate it yet. I have the dreaded purple in a large pot in my pond. It's been there for 8 years in that same pot.

4 Jul, 2008

 

I looked up the loosestrife horror at the Agriculture college at Guelph...aparently it was a false alarm...lol. Grammazoo do your remember all the "fireweed" in the ponds and swamps in the north? What was all the fuss about? Heard an interview on CBC (our public radio) where an official from the Ministry of the Environment admitted that the feared "invasion" never happened... So we can all love our loosestrife again!!

5 Jul, 2008



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