May 30, 2010

Tufted Loosestrife in Bloom at GMNWR

The small colony of tufted loosestrife (Lysimachia thrysiflora) burst into bloom this week during the hot spell. A native member of the Primrose Family and unrelated to purple loosestrife, this is a lovely yet hard to spot wildflower that prefers cool, wet and protected wetland areas.

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