Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Lysimachia clethroides Duby. Gooseneck Loosestrife. Phen: Jul-Aug. Hab: Roadsides (cultivated and rarely persistent or escaped). Dist: Native of Japan. Collected in the Mountains of NC (Macon County), escaped from cultivation; it is also reported as naturalized in Grundy County, TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997, Kral 1981) and White County, GA (C. Horn, pers. comm., 2018).

ID notes: Lysimachia clethroides and L. barystachys differ from our other species in their white flowers in a dense terminal spike (with secund tip) and alternate leaves.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Syn: = C, FNA8, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa

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