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Photo of a false loosestrife plant showing flowers, buds, and leaves.

False Loosestrife (Bushy Seedbox)

The flowers of false loosestrife are on very short stalks arising from the leaf axils and have their parts in fours (4 sepals, 4 stamens, etc.). There are 4 bright yellow petals that often are shed the same day the flowers open. It blooms June–August.

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False Loosestrife (Bushy Seedbox)

One of eleven water primrose species in Missouri, false loosestrife is distinguished by its cubical fruits that open at a pore in the tip. Look for it in wet places like the edges of ponds, ditches, and along rivers and streams.

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False Loosestrife (Bushy Seedbox)

False loosestrife grows in wet places such as the margins of ponds and lakes, along streams, rivers, and spring branches, and in swamps, sloughs, and ditches.

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False Loosestrife (Bushy Seedbox; Rattlebox)

Ludwigia alternifolia
One of eleven water primrose species in Missouri, false loosestrife is distinguished by its cubical fruits that open at a pore in the tip. Look for it in wet places like the edges of ponds, ditches, and along rivers and streams.

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Lance-Leaved Loosestrife

Lysimachia lanceolata
You can find small colonies of lance-leaved loosestrife nearly throughout the state. It has showy but nodding yellow flowers and opposite, closely spaced, lanceolate or ovate leaves.

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Lance-Leaved Loosestrife

You can find small colonies of lance-leaved loosestrife nearly throughout the state. It has showy but nodding yellow flowers and opposite, closely spaced, lanceolate or ovate leaves.

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Narrow-Leaved Loosestrife

Narrow-leaved loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora) is one of nine Lysimachia species recorded for Missouri. Note its narrow, linear leaves; where clusters of them develop on short stems in the main leaf axils, they can appear whorled. It grows in the Ozark and Ozark Border sections of our state.

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Purple Loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria
Anyone who’s seen what purple loosestrife has done to New England and the Northeast can tell you how invasive this plant is. Learn how to identify it, so you can report any findings to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Purple Loosestrife

Don’t be fooled by the pretty flowers—this plant is a disaster for the environment. Purple loosestrife invades wet habitats, such as freshwater marshes, fens, sedge meadows, and wet prairies, but also roadside ditches, on river- and stream banks and the edges of lakes and reservoirs.

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Purple Loosestrife (Colony)

Anyone who’s seen what purple loosestrife has done to New England and the Northeast can tell you how invasive this plant is. Learn how to identify it, so you can report any findings to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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