My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Your work... is to resist the easy answer, to seek out the truth... just as the author's work is to face the blank page with faith and optimism.”
Humanities Instructor David Elliott

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Swamp Candles or Yellow Loosestrife Lysimachia terrestris
Primrose Primulaceae family


Leaves are usually paired, spike or lance-shaped, 1-3" long.


The Flowers are 1/4-1/2" wide, 5 yellow petals, usually in a terminal raceme. You will notice a red circle in the center of each flower.

Form/habitat: 8-10" marshes, wet meadows, and pond margins. Flowers June-September.

NWI status: OBL

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.

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