Lysimachia quadrifolia

Common Names: Whorled loosestrife, whorled yellow loosestrife, crosswort
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Primrose family

Grows to a maximum height of about 1 m. The long roots are shallow, sometimes spreading along the surface of the ground. It usually has simple, unbranched stems. The leaves are spotted and hairy on the undersides. They are borne in whorls of 3 to 7 around the stem. The flowers grow on long stalks from the leaf whorls. The five-parted flower is yellow with a reddish center and sometimes reddish margins, and streaked with dark resin canals.

Found growing in meadows, along forest edges.

Primary Flower Color: Yellow
Secondary Flower Color: Red/Orange
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.