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Fringed Loosestrife


By Diohio

Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata (Loosestrife))

Fringed Loosestrife, a native wildflower that just showed up in my yard one year. These 3 plants are from seed that I scattered in a sunny spot. The plants were enormous, growing to about 6' tall and were full of blooms.

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Native flowers have that special instinct of knowing how to survive!
Your photo demonstrates the strength of health of this Fringed Loosestrife.

29 Aug, 2008


Yes, I don't think anything can beat a native plant when put in the right situation. I think I will transplant these 3 plants to another sunny spot in the yard where they can form a nice colony (I'm sure all of those flowers will produce bunches of seeds and live up to the "loosestrife" name by reproducing like crazy). When I first collected the seeds from the origional plant that I found in my front yard at the edge of the woods, they weren't half this tall and only had 1/4 of the blooms. That's because it was in the shade. What a difference a sunny spot made.

I'm trying to get more and more natives into my yard because the older I get, the less work I can do in the garden, and the natives will be the ones that will survive well on their own.

29 Aug, 2008


Yes, we want less hard work in the gardens as we get older.

More time for the fun garden tasks, please !

'Planting loosestrife
Makes an easier life'

That sounds like a good slogan. LOL

29 Aug, 2008

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