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Lysimachia fraseri (Fraser's yellow loosestrife)
Cressler, Alan

Lysimachia fraseri

Lysimachia fraseri Duby

Fraser's Yellow Loosestrife, Fraser's Loosestrife

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)


USDA Symbol: LYFR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

State-listed endangered species in IL, KY, NC and TN; a state-listed rare species in GA.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 5 feet in height.
Leaf: Leaves are mostly borne in whorls of 3 to 6 with some leaves opposite or alternate; lanceolate, 2.5 to 6 inches long, with a thin, red border.
Fruit: Sub-globose capsule bearing many dark-brown seeds.
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Golden-yellow five petal flowers borne on large panicles.


USA: AL , GA , IL , KY , NC , SC , TN
Native Habitat: Gravel bars in streams and in sunny forest openings on rocky slopes and roadsides.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lysimachia fraseri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lysimachia fraseri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lysimachia fraseri


Record Modified: 2014-06-26
Research By: JAM

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