Garden Loosestrife

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a perennial species 50-120 cm tall with long subterraneous rootstalks allowing for faster sprawl and asexual propagation, often forming vast colonies.

It is common and widespread in wet forests, ravines, wet and swamped meadows, and along shorelines. It flowers June through August.

/ * The photos at are cross-posted from and are used for familiarization purposes only. No commercial use of the photos is allowed. For more information about to use the photos see the originals on /