Yellow Whorled Loostrife by T.J. Martin

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Taken June 25, 2010 – Denmark, Maine

Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia L.)

Identification: Flowers yellow with 5 petals. Petals pointed, without either an apical thread-like projection or a ragged outer margin. Flowers on long, thin flower stalks arising from the leaf axils. Flowers facing outward. Stem hairy. Leaves ovate-elongate, usually in whorls of 4 (3-5). Petiole short or absent. Plant 1 to 3 feet in height.

Distribution: Minnesota in the west to New England in the east, southward to Georgia and Alabama.

Habitat: Whorled Loosestrife is usually found in open woods, thickets, and along the shores of lakes and rivers.

Flowering period: June to August.

Similar Species: Whorled Loosestrife is most likely to be confused with Fringed Loosestrife. The petals of Fringed Loosestrife have broad, ragged outer margins with a central thread-like spine. The leaves are in opposite pairs, not whorls of 4

I’m 60+ Years Old and a Resident of Bridgton, Maine

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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Amazing macro rural-guy!! And love the colouring!! :))

  • Greetings Vicki: Thanks so much for the very kind compliment. I’m very pleased that you like this image. Very nice to hear from you.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray . . .

    – T.J. Martin

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and great info!! Well done!!

  • Hello Blair – - – Thank You.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Jennifer Saville
    Jennifer Savillealmost 4 years ago

  • Hello Jennifer: Very pleased to read that my “Yellow Whorled Loostrife” was chosen to be featured in All that is Nature. Many thanks to the hosts and members of the group for this very nice compliment.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Sandy Dunn
    Sandy Dunnover 3 years ago

    Another beauty and fave!

  • Hi Sandy: Nice to hear from you again. I’m glad to see that you’ve chosen this photograph to add to your list of favorite images. Thanks so much for adding your very thoughtful comments on my photograph “Yellow Whorled Loostrife”.

    – T.J. Martin

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkover 3 years ago


  • Hello: Thanks for passing along the wonderful news!! I’m very pleased to hear that my photograph “Yellow Whorled Loostrife” was chosen to be featured in Nature Photography Challenge. Many thanks to the hosts and members of the group for this nice compliment.

    – T.J. Martin

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    A great capture

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Very Beautiful!! Congratulations on your Challenge win!!! Gena

  • Hi Gena: Very pleased that you like my photograph “Yellow Whorled Loostrife”. And, thanks so much for the congrats on my challenge win. Best Wishes.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 1 year ago

    Brilliant macro T.J..

    Cheers Jude x

  • Hello Jude: Thanks very much for the wonderful compliment on my photograph “Yellow Whorled Loostrife”. Nice to hear from you again. Best Wishes.

    – T.J. Martin

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has WON our “Summer Yellows” challenge!!

  • Hi Lorilee: Thanks for notifying me that my photograph “Yellow Whorled Loostrife” won the Summer Yellows Challenge. Very pleased to hear that. Sorry it has taken me so long to send out this note to thank everyone who voted in this challenge. Best Wishes.

    – T.J. Martin

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