Lysimachia punctata   Dotted Loosetrife DD I

Lysimachia punctata whole Lysimachia punctata close

This garden escape is one of the most successful colonisers of verges and banks. It is a patch forming perennial which gives an impressive splash of yellow in the summer months on the banks of some of our main roads and motorways.

Although Stace reckons this can be confused with Lysimachia verticillaris, records show this southern European introduction to be established throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland. It is still found in northern Scotland but is less common. In Ireland most records are from the north and it has not established itslef in the wild in the same way as mainland great Brio

Gaitbarrows car park, North Lancashire, 20th July 2004

Added on November 17th 2004, updated 9th December 2010

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