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Swamp Candles (Lysimachia terrestris)

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Swamp Candles (Lysimachia terrestris)

Other common names: Bog Loosestrife, Bulb-Bearing Loosestrife, Swamp Loosestrife, Yellow Loosestrife
Family: Primulaceae (Primrose)
Height: 0.75 to 3 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Oil Creek Trail
Date:  7/27/2008
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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